Catalog Archive
Auction 184, Lot 74

"Descripcion de las Indias Ocidentalis", Bry, Johann Theodore de

Subject: Western Hemisphere - America

Period: 1623 (circa)

Publication: Zwolffter Theil der Newen Welt

Color: Black & White

11.8 x 6.8 inches
30 x 17.3 cm
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This scarce and important map of the Americas and the Pacific Ocean is based on the manuscript charts of Juan Lopez de Velasco. It depicts the Papal line of demarcation between the Portuguese and Spanish spheres of influence. Being Spanish in origin, the map places the Philippines and Moluccas some 40 degrees too far east. There are both Latin and German script notations in the South Pacific. Johann Theodore de Bry continued his father's Grands Voyages with his publication of the twelfth part, which was an edition of Antonio de Herrera y Tordesillas' collection of voyages.

References: Burden #201; Garratt (TMC-9) #G-24.

Condition: A

A crisp impression on a bright, watermarked sheet.

Estimate: $1,400 - $1,700

Sold for: $1,400

Closed on 9/15/2021