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LINSCHOTEN, J.H. VAN - [South America] Delineatio omnium orarum totius Australis partis Americae. . .

LINSCHOTEN, J.H. VAN -  [South America] Delineatio omnium orarum totius Australis partis Americae. . .
[South America] Delineatio omnium orarum totius Australis partis Americae. . . - LINSCHOTEN, J.H. VAN
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Title : [South America] Delineatio omnium orarum totius Australis partis Americae. . ..
Map maker : LINSCHOTEN, J.H. VAN.
Date : Amsterdam, 1593.
Size : 15.4 x 21.5 inches. / 39.1 x 54.6 cm.
Colouring : In original colours.

Description :A particularly decorative example of Dutch cartography boasting two intricate strapwork cartouches. Exotic animals and bellicose Indians populate the continent, while in Brazil a scene of cannibalism unfolds.
It is very difficult to find Linschoten maps in original colours. This example has attractive original full colouring.

A highly desirable example of an extraordinary map. Linschoten was one of the prime movers of Dutch and British expansion. His travel writing not only promoted exploration but literally provided the explorer with sailing directions.
Thus this map of South America, which goes as far north as part of Florida, is extremely well-detailed along the coast. It was based on information he gathered while laboring under the patronage of the Catholic archbishop in Goa.

Skelton Explores maps, Cox I, 263.
Condition : Lower and right margin cut short, as issued. Paper thinness on old folds, especially in Chili. Several foldings as issued. Some offsetting of red paint in right corner.
Attractive original colours.

ID: 34876

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