"De Groote ende Kleyne Eylanden van West-Indien",
Period: 1630 (published)
Publication: Nieuwe Wereldt ofte Beschrijvinghe van West-Indien…
Color: Hand Color
14 x 11 inches
35.6 x 27.9 cm
The map is the work of Hessel Gerritsz, one of the truly important Dutch cartographers of the 17th century. Gerritsz was cartographer to the Dutch East India Company and de Laet was the director of the Dutch West India Company. Most of Gerritsz' work was only done in manuscript and these maps, published by De Laet, are the only Gerritsz maps available to the collector today. This map covers all of the West Indies and the Bahamas. The title is contained in a fully colored decorative title cartouche and the map is further embellished with a compass rose.