"Novae Hispaniae, Chili, Peruviae, et Guatimalae Littorae", Wit, Frederick de
Subject: Northwestern South America & Central America
Period: 1680 (circa)
Publication: Orbis Maritimus ofte Zee Atlas
Color: Hand Color
22.2 x 19.3 inches
56.4 x 49 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.
There are short centerfold separations at top and bottom as well as a 3.5" edge tear at top right that have all been closed on verso with archival materials. There are a few spots in the image and a small hole adjacent to the two sailing ships.