"Insulae Canariae ol: Fortunatae", Langenes, Barent
Subject: Canary Islands
Period: 1600 (published)
Publication: Thresor de Chartes
Color: Hand Color
4.8 x 3.3 inches
12.2 x 8.4 cm
This map of the Canary Islands includes an inset of the Port of Las Palmas, a stopping point for the Spanish conquerors, traders, and missionaries on their way to the New World. North is oriented to the left of the map. French text on verso.
The map was first published by Cornelius Claesz and printed by Barent Langenes in the 1598 edition of the popular Map-treasury. For the 1599 edition, graduation lines and latitude numerals were added to one side of the border on most of the maps, which were again used for multiple editions through 1650. This is the second state with the added graduation lines from a French edition, printed by Albert Hendricks.
References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 80-82; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #8970:341.
A dark impression on a bright sheet with a faint damp stain at top right.