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Publisher: DE WIT, F.
Title: Terra Nova, ac Maris Tractus circa Novam Franciam, Angliam, Belgium, Venezuelam Novam Andalusiam, Guianam et Brasiliam...
Published in: Amsterdam, 1675
   
Size: 19.2 x 22.2 inches.
48.8 x 56.5 cm.
Colouring:

Old colouring
Condition: Fine example with very good impression and decorative old hand colour. With one small hole repaired in the sea area.
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A fantastic sea-chart showing the coastlines of North America, the West Indies, and the northern parts of Brazil.
The chart extends from Newfoundland and the St Lawrence River to Brazil, the mouth of the Amazonas, including parts of the Caribbean. Good detail along the coasts, includes Lange (Long) Island, Manathans (Manhattan) Island, Nieu Amsterdam, Staaten Island, Zuydt (East) River, etc.

The chart is richly decorated with two large elaborate allegorical title cartouches, showing figures of explorers, natives, and exotic animals, including an armadillo, and with several galleons during a sea battle.
A further two compass roses, rhumb lines and a distance scale.

Based on a map from Theunis Jacobsz, this chart was published circa 1675 in de Wit's sea atlas, Orbis Maritimus ofte Zee Atlas. Rare first edition in fine colour, which was later copied by Ottens (1715) and Renard (1745).




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