"Kaart van de Onderkoningschappen van Mexico en Nieuw Granada in de Spaansche West-Indien", Tirion, Isaac
Subject: Gulf of Mexico & Caribbean
Period: 1765 (dated)
Publication: Hedendaagsche Historie, of Tegenwoordigestaat van Amerika
Color: Black & White
18.9 x 11.8 inches
48 x 30 cm
A fine map covering the southern United States, Mexico, Central America, northern South America and the Caribbean. The peninsula of Florida is shown as an archipelago of small islands, and the mythical Lake Parime is depicted in the interior of South America. There is considerable detail throughout including numerous place names along the coastlines and navigational hazards in the waters. Decorated by a simple block-style title cartouche and two distance scales. Tirion's Hedendaagsche Historie was initially conceived as the Dutch edition of Thomas Salmon's Modern History. The work began in 1729, but the text was later expanded and the Hedendaagsche Historie was therefore not completed until 1803.
References: Phillips (Maps) p. 801; Shirley (BL Atlases) G.TIR-1a #2.
A dark impression on a clean sheet with a binding trim at lower right that has been replaced with old paper. Issued folding.