Auction 178, Lot 247

"Novae Hispaniae, Chili, Peruviae, et Guatimalae Littorae", Wit, Frederick de

Subject: Northern South America

Period: 1680 (circa)

Publication: Orbis Maritimus ofte Zee Atlas

Color: Hand Color

22 x 19.1 inches
55.9 x 48.5 cm

This handsome sea chart focuses on Central America and the Pacific coast of South America extending to include northern Chili. It also includes part of the Caribbean with the Yucatan, Jamaica, the Caymans and parts of Cuba and Hispaniola. The magnificent title cartouche is filled with allegorical figures and the chart is embellished with rhumb lines, a fleet of galleons and two compass roses.


Condition: B+

Splendid impression and full contemporary color with a bit of faint toning and a few short cracks in the title cartouche that have been archivally repaired on verso.

Estimate: $700 - $850

Sold for: $500

Closed on 6/10/2020