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Auction 187, Lot 370

"Pas Caart van Brazil en Nieu-Nederland van Corvo en Flores tot de Barbados", Doncker, Henrick

Subject: Western Atlantic

Period: 1672 (circa)

Publication: De Zee-Atlas of Water-Waerelt

Color: Hand Color

21.3 x 17 inches
54.1 x 43.2 cm
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This is the second state of Doncker's rare sea chart of the Atlantic. It shows the area from Newfoundland to the northern coast of South America and across to the Azores and the Cape Verde islands in an unusual configuration, derived from the Theunisz Jacobsz chart of 1650, with north oriented to the left. Long Island is named as Gebroken Lant, and New England is named as Nieu Nederland, with no indication of the English colonial presence. The map is crisscrossed by rhumb lines and is adorned with two compass roses and a strapwork title cartouche. There are three distance scales below the title cartouche.

References: Burden #338.

Condition: B+

A crisp impression on a double-thick sheet as was common for sea charts of the period. There is light soiling and a centerfold separation that enters 1.5" into map image at bottom and has been closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $900 - $1,100

Sold for: $450

Closed on 4/27/2022