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Frederick De Wit:  Novissima et Accuratissima Septentrionalis ac Meridionalis Americae Descriptio . . .

Maps of Oceana


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Title: Novissima et Accuratissima Septentrionalis ac Meridionalis Americae Descriptio . . .

Map Maker: Frederick De Wit

Place / Date: Amsterdam / 1690

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 22.5 x 19 inches

Condition: VG

Price: $2,500.00

Inventory ID: 33822


Description:

Nice old color example of De Wit's well regarded map of the Americas and Pacific.

California is shown as an Island. The map also includes an early depiction of the Great Lakes (not present in Visscher's edition of the map), the Straits of Anian, a mythical Terra Esonis extending as a land bridge from Asia and misprojected South America. In the South Pacific, the first parts of Australia are now shown (Quiri Regio), as are the Salomon Islands and Nova Guinea.

The map predates La Salle's information on the interior of North America, but includes excellent detail in Canada and the East Coast of North America, noting the Dutch Possessions, the Iroquois regions, N. Anglia, New Amsterdam, the Chesapeake, Plymouth, and many Indian Place names.

 


Condition Description: Old Color, recently refreshed. Narrow margins.


References: McLaughlin 49.


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