Auction 148, Lot 3

"Willhelm Schouten Abfarth in die Sudsee", Bry, Theodore de

Subject: Frontispiece

Period: 1630 (circa)

Publication: America

Color: Hand Color

8.1 x 6.7 inches
20.6 x 17 cm

This is the frontispiece to the German text edition of De Bry's America. A double-hemisphere world map is shown with the track of Willem Schouten's voyage around the world from 1615-17. Above the map are portraits of Ferdinand Magellan and Willem Schouten, both holding measuring dividers and being crowned with laurel wreaths by two angels. Flanking them are medallions with the portraits of other great explorers, including Francis Drake, Thomas Candish, Olivier van Noort and George van Spilbergen. This engraving is based on one originally published in Willem Schouten's narrative of his voyage, first published by Willem Blaeu in 1618.


Condition: B+

Watermarked paper with minor soiling and very narrow side margins.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $275

Closed on 2/19/2014