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Blaeu, Willem Janszoon
America."Americae nova tabula". Orig. copper-engraving. Published by W. J. Blaeu in Amsterdam, 1630. Coloured. With ornamental title-cartouche, another ornamental cartouche with inset map of Greenland and many ships and sea-creatures. The map is surrounded by 3 decorative borders: 10 pairs of native Americans by the sides and 9 plans of American main cities and harbors of the time (La Habana, Santo Domingo, Cartagena, Mexico City, Cusco, Potosi, La Mocha, Rio de Janeiro and Olinda) at the top of the map. 41,5:56 cm (16 1/4 x 23 1/4 inch.).
Burden: The Mapping of North America, map nr. 189, 4th state, German edition; Koeman II, map 9000:2, ed. 2:231 (1641-42 German). - Blaeu's figural map of America represents a pinnacle of Dutch cartography of 17th century. - Price includes the passe-partout (60:73,5 cm).