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Tyrrhenian coast, by Willem Barentsz. 1599

### Willem Barentz. (1550-1597)

Willem Barentz. was a Dutch navigator and cartographer from Amsterdam who died in Novaya Zemlya. He attempted to find a Northeast passage to China (1594-97, two voyages). He published the earliest printed sea atlas of the whole of the Mediterranean sea: Nieuwe Beschryvinghe ended Caertboeck vande Midlandtsche Zee, 1593-95.

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Hydrographica descriptio, in qua orae maritimae Italiae à monte Argentato Napolim usq. promontoria item & portus, ajacentes insulae, brevia & vada accuratissimèa pertissimo nauclero Guiljelmo Barentsono designantur

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Item Number:  4034
Category:  Antique maps > Europe > Italy
References: Koeman - 4, Bar2(8)

Old, antique map of the Italian coast between Monte Argentario and Sorrento, by Willem Barentsz.

Date of the first edition: 1595
Date of this map: 1599
Date on map: 1593

Copper engraving
Size: 34 x 53cm (13.2 x 20.6 inches)
Verso text: French
Condition: New side margins with reinstatement of a small part of neatline.
Condition Rating: B
References: Koeman, Maritime Atlases, Bar2(8).

From: Description De La Mer Mediterranee, ... Amsterdam, Corneille Nicolas, 1599. (Koeman IV, Bar2)

### Willem Barentz. (1550-1597)

Willem Barentz. was a Dutch navigator and cartographer from Amsterdam who died in Novaya Zemlya. He attempted to find a Northeast passage to China (1594-97, two voyages). He published the earliest printed sea atlas of the whole of the Mediterranean sea: Nieuwe Beschryvinghe ended Caertboeck vande Midlandtsche Zee, 1593-95.