"Carta Hydrographica oder Algemeine Welt und Commercien Carte...", Stridbeck/Bodenehr
Period: 1730 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
9.2 x 5.9 inches
23.4 x 15 cm
This uncommon world map shows the Dutch commercial interests in the East and West Indies. The map combines several cartographic myths including the island of California, the great southern landmass (here labeled Laender des Sud Pols), and an unnamed landmass situated between Asia and North America. Two ships decorate the map at the top with columns of German text at sides. Within the map, the trade routes to and from the East and West Indies are traced.
A nice impression with light scattered foxing and a pair of minute worm holes around the centerfold, only visible when held to light.