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HULSIUS, L. - Beschreibung Novae Guineae, wie die von Wilhelm Schouten umbfahren.

HULSIUS, L. - Beschreibung Novae Guineae, wie die von Wilhelm Schouten umbfahren.
Beschreibung Novae Guineae, wie die von Wilhelm Schouten umbfahren. - HULSIUS, L.
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Title : Beschreibung Novae Guineae, wie die von Wilhelm Schouten umbfahren..
Map maker : HULSIUS, L..
Date : Frankfurt, 1619.
Size : 11.4 x 11.0 inches. / 29.0 x 28.0 cm.
Colouring : uncoloured

Description :Rare and very early map of New Guinea, published in Frankfurt in 1619, as part of Hulsius' Sechtzehende Schiffahrt, which retold the voyage of Willem Schouten. Schouten sailed along New Guinea on the North Side, so he just missed Australia. This map is one of the first maps of the area.
The map shows several small Islands and bays as named by Schouten's crew, such as: S. Ians Island, De Groene Eylanden, Claus Pietersz. Bay, Hooch landt, etcetera. To the outer left the Molouccas are shown as well.
Eight years after de Bry began the publication of his Great Voyages', Levin Hulsius, stimulated by the success of the Bry's work, began the publication of a similar collection in quarto. Hulsius is credited with having exercised better judgment in his selections and translations than the de Bry.

Condition : Very good, clean and crisp copy. Two small holes in the top margin, well away from image.


ID: 90898

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