"Nova Guinea et In. Salomonis", Langenes, Barent
Subject: New Guinea
Period: 1600 (published)
Publication: Thresor de Chartes
Color: Hand Color
4.9 x 3.4 inches
12.4 x 8.6 cm
Charming miniature map of the northern coast of New Guinea with the Solomon Islands. This map is considered the first separate map of New Guinea. A prior map by de Jode in 1593 also focused on the region, but was largely fanciful. Engraved by Petrus Kaerius (Pieter van den Keere). Strapwork title cartouche. 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 from a French edition, printed by Albert Hendricks.
References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 80-82; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #8592:341.
A nice impression on a bright sheet with a light damp stain at bottom and a professionally repaired hole along the neatline at bottom left, with the neatline replaced in facsimile.