"Nova et Accuratissima Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula / Nieuwe en Allernaeukeurigste Weereldt-Kaert", Ottens, Reiner and Joshua
Period: 1740 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
23.3 x 20.3 inches
59.2 x 51.6 cm
This attractive double hemisphere map shows North America with an incomplete coastline in the northwest. Only Virginia and Carolina are noted along the east coast, with a huge Florida and New Mexico occupying most of the continent. In the Northern Pacific is a section of land with a note: "Terra Detecta a Dom Juan de Gama cum e Chine in Novam Hispaniam iter fecit" indicating it was land discovered by Juan de Gama on a voyage from China to New Spain. Australia, New Guinea and Tasmania are shown with incomplete coastlines, and the tracks and discoveries of numerous explorers are noted.
Original color with some minor printer's ink residue and isolated foxing in the image.