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Old antique map of the West Indies, by Joan Blaeu.

Item number:16686
Category:Antique maps > america > west indies
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Insulae Americanae in Oceano Septentrionali, cum Terris Adiacentibus. - Joan Blaeu, 1649-55.


Old, antique map of the West Indies, by Willem & Joan Blaeu.

Date of the first edition: 1634
Date of this map: 1649-55.

Copper engraving, printed on paper.
Size (not including margins): 38 x 52.5cm (14.8 x 20.5 inches)
Verso text: Latin
Condition: Original coloured, excellent.
Condition Rating: A+
References: Van der Krogt 2, 9600:2B; Burden, #242; Portinaro - Knirsch, pp. 178-9 pl.86.
From: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum.. J. Blaeu, 1649-55. (Van der Krogt 2, 2:202)

Dedicated to Albertus Conradi van der Burch, director of the Westindian Company.

Cartographically the map draws on the extremely rare chart by Hessel Gerritz, c.1631. The area of coverage is exactly the same with the exception of Blaeu's addition of the west coast of Central America. (Burden)

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