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Cornelis van Wytfliet:  Limes Occidentis Quivira et Anian. 1597 [Northwest Coast & Northwest Passage]

Maps of California (California, Nevada, Arizona)



Title: Limes Occidentis Quivira et Anian. 1597 [Northwest Coast & Northwest Passage]

Map Maker: Cornelis van Wytfliet

Place / Date: Louvain / 1597

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 11 x 9 inches

Condition: VG+

Price: SOLD

Inventory ID: 33384gm


Description:

Fine example of Wytfliet's map of the Northwest Coast of America, the second printed map to focus on the region which would become Alaska and the Northwest Coast.

An important early map devoted to the Northwest & Northwest Passage, from the first atlas devoted solely to America. Shows the Coast from Northern California to a mythical NW Passage in the Arctic Circle, based upon Mercator's large world map of 1569 and shows an area similar to De Jode's Quivirae Regnu of 1593. The nomenclature is from Plancius' World map of 1592.

The region above Cape Mendocino was purely conjecture, as no European would reach this area of the coastline for another 180 years. A number of place names, rivers and mountains embellish this largely mythical map.

A cornerstone map in any Northwest map collection.


References: Burden 107.


Related Categories:
Maps of Alaska
Maps of California (California, Nevada, Arizona)
Maps of Canada
Maps of Northwest America (Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana)

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