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JANSSONIUS, J. - Mar del Zur, Hispanis Mare Pacificum.


JANSSONIUS, J. -  Mar del Zur, Hispanis Mare Pacificum.
Mar del Zur, Hispanis Mare Pacificum. - JANSSONIUS, J.
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Title : Mar del Zur, Hispanis Mare Pacificum..
Map maker : JANSSONIUS, J..
Date : Amsterdam, 1650.
Size : 17.2 x 21.3 inches. / 43.8 x 54.1 cm.
Colouring : Original colours.

Description :Janssonius' fine chart of the Pacific including the west coast of America with California shown as an island, Japan and a small Australian coastline. This is the earliest sea chart of the Pacific to appear in a Dutch Atlas.

Japan and the Philippines are shown but are misshaped and wrongly placed.
New Guinea is shown as a fictitious chain of islands stretching halfway across the Pacific, being based on an idea from reports of Magellan's voyage.
California as an Island with a flat northern coastline from C.Blanco to C. de S.Lucas with the Vermillion Sea and Coast of Pearls. Decorated with rhumb lines and a compass rose at the very center of the map.

Read more about Mapping of Australia [+]
Burden, America 292, state 1. Tooley, The Mapping of Australia 749.
Condition : German text on verso. Usual paper browning and overall light brown spotting. Good condition.

ID: 26876

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