"Belgii Pars Septentrionalis Communi Nomine Vulgo Hollandia Nuncupata Continens Statum Potentissimae Batavorum Reipublicae Seu Provincias VII. Foederatas", Homann, Johann Baptist
Subject: Netherlands, New England & 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.
Original color on watermarked paper with light toning along the centerfold and a short separation at bottom that is closed on verso with archival material. Scattered foxing is confined to the blank margins.