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GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY. - [L'Hermite reaches the Juan Fernandez Islands].
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[L'Hermite reaches the Juan Fernandez Islands]. - GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY.
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Title : [L'Hermite reaches the Juan Fernandez Islands]..
Map maker : GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY..
Date : Frankfurt, M.Merian, 1633.
Size : 4.9 x 7.1 inches. / 12.5 x 18.0 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.
Description :After rounding the Horn, the Dutch fleet sailed north-east and, on 5th April 1624, landed on the more easterly island of the Juan Fernandez Islands. On the north-east of this island they found safe anchorage, near a peaceful valley covered in clover.
The island was uninhabited but they found fresh water, fruit and plenty of fish. From there they prepared to make attacks on the Spanish settlements along the west coast of South America.
In 1631 Johann Ludwig Gottfried, inherited the Theodor De Bry’s publishing firm, among the illustrated accounts of the expeditions of Magellan, Columbus, Vespucci, Cortes, Balboa, Raleigh, Drake, Smith, and many others.
Gottfried issued together with Matthaeus Merian a one-volume condensation "Newe Welt Vnd Americanische Historien/ Jnhaltende Warhafftige vnd volkommene Beschreibungen Aller West-Jndianischen Landschafften..." that used many of the original copper plates and supplemented them with new ones of more recent voyages. The book was published by Matthaeus Merian. The work was reprinted in 1655 / 1657.
More about Johann Ludwig Gottfried. [+]
www.history-engraved.org/ Chile 517
Condition : Copper plate engraving on text sheet. Paper lightly browned and stained, as is usual. Lower left corner missing. Size of sheet: 345 x 222 mm. German text and on verso.
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