"Belgii Pars Septentrionalis Communi Nomine Vulgo Hollandia Nuncupata Continens Statum Potentissimae Batavorum Reipublicae Seu Provincias VII. Foederatas", Homann, Johann Baptist
Subject: Netherlands, New England and South East Asia
Period: 1720 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
22.1 x 19 inches
56.1 x 48.3 cm
Finely engraved and beautiful map of Holland with two insets of the Dutch commercial empire in America and Southeast Asia. The first is of Niew Neederland, the Dutch colony in present-day New York, and includes a miniature view of New Amsterdam (New York City). The other is of the East Indies with a similar view of the Dutch trading capital of Batavia (Jakarta). Another inset in the opposite corner details the Maas River valley. The map is filled with great detail. Neptune, putti, and mermaids surround the large title cartouche.
A dark impression with bold color and light soiling. There are archival repairs to a tear that extends 5" into image at bottom left and a small hole along a printer's crease adjacent to centerfold.