Nr. 1000: Eigendliche Beschreibung der.. Reise

Schouten’s circumnavigation of 1615-17

(Head title in letter press:) “Eigendliche Beschreibung der wunderbarlichen Reyse, welche ein Holländer Wilhelm Schouten von Horn innerhalb dreyen Jahren, nemblich 1615, 1616, 1617, verrichtet hat”. Double hemispherical world map with the track of Schouten’s and Le Maire’s ships on their voyage around the world during 1615 to 1617. Text engaving by Theodor de Bry on the whole book page from Matthäus Merian’s “Historia Antipodum”, Frankfurt 1631. (PM) 17 x 20,5, (sheetsize) c. 36 x 23 cm.

Shirley 301. The map is as decorative as Blaeu’s or Jansz’s versions from 1618 onward. But in this instance the depictions of the expedition’s 2 ships have been omitted and the four smaller portraits of Drake, Noort, Cavendish and Spilbergen appear at the top border of the map. - Strong and even impression of the full plate with original margins at all sides. Uncut book page. Trifle staining in margins of the sheet outside impression. Rare.
€ 1.200
€ 1.200

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