Holland – Hollandia Comitatus
Date of first edition: 1634 (Willem Blaeu in Novus Atlas)
Date of this edition: 1644-16
Dimensions (not including margins): 39,5 x 52,5 cm
Condition: excelent. Sharp copper engraving printed on strong paper. Centre fold as published. Superb original colouring. A few browning spots. Wide margins.
Condition rating: A+
Verso: text in Latin
Map reference: Van der Krogt 2, 3400:2B; Blonk (Holland), 49 State 1.
From: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, sive Atlas Novus. Van der Krogt 2:202
Dedicated to Albertus Conradi van der Burch, director of the Westindian Company. Cartographically the map draws on the extremely rare chart by Hessel Gerritz, c. 1631. The area of coverage is exactly the same with the exception of Blaeu’s addition of the west coast of Central America. (Burden)