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Willem Schouten / Willem Janszoon Blaeu:  [Untitled Map -- Double Hemisphere Map with Portraits of Magellan, Schoten, Drake, Von Noort, Cavendish, and Speilbergen

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Title: [Untitled Map -- Double Hemisphere Map with Portraits of Magellan, Schoten, Drake, Von Noort, Cavendish, and Speilbergen

Map Maker: Willem Schouten /  Willem Janszoon Blaeu

Place / Date: Amsterdam / 1618 ca

Coloring: Uncolored

Size: 8.5 x 6.5 (map size) inches

Condition: VG

Price: $575.00

Inventory ID: 35202


Description:

Double hemisphere map of the World, accompanied by portraits of a number of the most important 16th and early 17th Century explorers, which was included in Willem J. Schouten's Journal Ofte Beschrijvinghe van der wonderlicke Reyse . . . , first published by Blaeu in 1618.  

The map shows the tracks of Jacob Le Maire and Willem Schouten's circumnavigation (1615-1617), which included the discovery of a passage to the south of the Straits of Magellan and the discovery of Staten Island.

This example is apparently an early variant edition, not illustrated by Shirley, and would appear to be from De Bry's account of the voyage.  The map is based upon the first edition of the original Le Maire/Schoten edition (tropics and Japan not named), but with the illustrations of the two ships removed and better engraved portaits.

A nice example of this scarce map.


Condition Description: Restored along right margin, just affecting printed image. Paper weakness and minor loss within the image in the armillary sphere, but only noticeable when held to the light.


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