Auction 98, Lot 10

"[World]", Bry, Theodore de

Subject: World

Period: 1655 (published)

Publication: Newe Welt und Americanishe Historien

Color: Black & White

7.5 x 6.8 inches
19.1 x 17.3 cm

This is De Bry's version of Willem Schouten's map showing his voyage around the world in 1615-17. The simple double hemisphere depicts the vessel's tracks with the continents shown in outline only and there is no southern landmass. Above the map are two, head-and-shoulder, portraits of Ferdinand Magellan and Willem Schouten, each flanked by angels bearing laurel wreaths. Outside this central scene are the portraits of four other circumnavigators: Francis Drake, Thomas Cavendish, Oliver van Noort and George van Spilbergen. The map is on a full sheet of German text (8 x 13.4") and is from Matthaus Merian's edition of De Bry. Accompanied by photocopies of the title page and frontispiece.

References: Shirley #301.

Condition: A

Lightly toned, tiny spot in margin.

Estimate: $800 - $900

Sold for: $400

Closed on 3/6/2002