"Scheeps-Togt door Rodrigue de Bastides en P. Alvares Polomina uyt de Haven van St. Domingo op Hispaniola, Gedaan na St. Martha", Aa, Pieter van der
Subject: Northern South America and Lesser Antilles
Period: 1710 (circa)
Publication: Naauwkeurige Versameling der Gedenk-Waardigste Zee en Landreysen…
Color: Hand Color
8.8 x 5.9 inches
22.4 x 15 cm
An attractive, small map of the northern coast from Panama through Venezuela and including Hispaniola and the Lesser Antilles. The cartouche mentions Rodrigue de Bastides, who sailed up the Atlantic coast of South America to the coast of Panama, and thence to Hispaniola. Bastides had on board with him Vasco Núñez de Balboa, who would later explore the Pacific. Includes a pictorial title cartouche showing a man stabbing a person within a decorative tent, referring to Bastides' death while he was administering the office of governor of Trinidad. Some of his subordinates conspired against his life, and he was stabbed by them one night while asleep. He died shortly thereafter (1526) at Santiago, Cuba from his wounds. This map was published in van der Aa's compilation of early voyages of exploration.
Excellent impression. The bottom margin has been extended to accommodate framing.