Dutch Map of South America

Circa 1596

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Description

A highly decorative map of South America for Linschoten's "Itinerario," a manual for sailing to the East Indies.

  • Jan Huygen van Linschoten (Dutch).
  • Engraved by Arnold Florent van Langeren (Dutch).
  • Amsterdam: n.p., c. 1596.
  • Titles, in Latin and Dutch, are within strapwork cartouches.
  • In the sea are a finely engraved compass rose, sea monsters and galleons.
  • Vignettes of natives and animals based on de Bry.

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Binding folds flattened.

Narrow lateral margins.

Dimensions

Height: 15.55 inches / 39.5 cm
Width: 20.87 inches / 53 cm

Language

Dutch, Latin

Subject

Travel, topography and voyages, Maps

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