"Nova Guinea et In Salomonis", Langenes, Barent
Subject: New Guinea and the Solomon Islands
Period: 1598 (published)
Color: Black & White
5 x 3.5 inches
12.7 x 8.9 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 Pieter van den Keere. Strapwork title cartouche.
Some minor show-through of Latin text on verso.