Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula Auctore F. de Wit
43,5x55,5cm - later colour - excellent condition
From: 'De Zee-Atlas Ofte Water-Wereld... By Hendrik Doncker... Anno 1660
(Shirley # 421).
The two hemispheres of De Wit's first world map are reduced with minor amendments from Blaeu's classic wall map of 1648. De Wit has not included the large inland sea in North America nor the piece of land marked Yedso north of Japan.
Nieuw Aerdsch Pleyn
(1660?) c. 1690 - original colour (Shirley 582)
Rare map of the world made by Robyn/Danckerts and illustrated by Herrewyn. Very nice contemporary colour, which makes it a spectacular map. Showing the world projected from the north pole.
Amsterdam c. 1700 - 505 x 575 mm - strong paper, original colour
This map has been made for Pieter Schenk. It shows the routes of various explorers, a.o. Dampier. Encircling the two hemispheres are markings of winds and set around the border 26 smaller astronomical diagrams and hemispheres of the world, according to different projections. Furthermore, two larger celestial hemispheres and, at the bottom, a panorama illustrating tempests, earthquakes, etc. Below, textual commentary on the natural phenomena depicted. Zurner's striking map was sometimes included in copies of Pieter Schenk's Atlas Contractus, which was published from c. 1700 ...