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Auction 98, Lot 62

"Descripcion de las Indias Ocidentalis", Bry, Johann Theodore de

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1655 (published)

Publication: Newe Welt und Americanishe Historien

Color: Black & White

11.8 x 6.9 inches
30 x 17.5 cm
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De Bry's version of this important map by Antonio de Herrera y Tordesillas with cartography based on the manuscript charts of Juan Lopez de Velasco. It depicts the Papal line between the Portuguese and Spanish spheres of influence. Being Spanish in origin, the map places the Philippines and Moluccas some 40 degrees too far east. There are both Latin and German script notations in the South Pacific. Merian, who was De Bry's son-in-law, issued this map from the same plate. Accompanied by photocopies of the title page and frontispiece.

References: Burden #201.

Condition: B

Minor uneven toning, else fine.

Estimate: $550 - $600

Sold for: $325

Closed on 3/6/2002