Caribbean – Insulae Americanae in Oceano Septentrionali, cum Terris Adiacentibus
Date of first edition: 1634 (Novus Atlas by Willem Blaeu)
Date of this edition: 1643-1650
Item number: 22300
Dimensions (not including margins): 38 x 53 cm
Condition: excellent. Sharp copper engraving printed on strong paper. Centre fold as published. Superb old colouring. Wide margins.
Condition rating: A+
Verso: text in French
Map reference: Van der Krogt 2, 9600:2B; Burden #242; Portinaro – Knirsch pp. 178-9 pl.86
From: Théâtre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas. J. Blaeu, 1643-50. Van der Krogt 2,212
Blaeu and the WIC
Dedicated to Albertus Conradi van der Burch, director of the Westindian Company (WIC). 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)