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Publisher: BLAEU, W.
Title: Insulae Americanae in Oceano Septentrionali cum Terris adiacentibus.
Published in: Amsterdam, 1658
   
Size: 14.9 x 20.4 inches.
37.8 x 51.8 cm.
Coloring:

Coloured.
Condition: Printed on heavy paper. Some light water staining in upper margin, hardly affecting the engraved area. Dutch text on verso. Wide margins, very good impression.
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General map of the West Indies extending from Virginia to the mouth of the Orinoco, and destined to be copied in various shapes by many other publishers. Title cartouche top left incorporates various marine fauna.
This is a derivative of Hessel Gerritsz' chart of c. 1631. The nomenclature of the North American part is virtually identical, the only notable addition being the naming of VIRGINIA.
It reflects the firsthand knowledge of Gerritsz during his voyage to South America and the West Indies undertaken in 1628.




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