This is a very handsome double-hemisphere world map. California is shown as a prominent island, the Great Wall is shown in China, and the incomplete coasts of Australia and New Zealand are shown in the South Pacific. The voyages and discoveries of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) and other Dutch trading companies are the primary subject of this map. The tables describe the voyages by Dutch explorers and important events in the Dutch colonies - from 1594 (the first attempt to find a Northeast Passage to Asia) to 1665 when New Holande (New York City) was captured by the British. The map is beautifully decorated with ships, a medallion and a female figure seated within an elaborate fortification holding a horn of plenty with a staff topped with a liberty cap, and guarded by a lion representing Holland.
1719 Chatelain World Map
Mappe-Monde pour Connoitre les Progres & les Conquestes les Plus Remarquables des Provinces-Unies, ainsy que celles des Compagnies d'Orient et d'Occident, et les Pais quelles Possedent dans l'un et dans l'autre Hemisphere
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H Chatelain, 1719, Amsterdam
13 X 17.8 in. plus margins
Very Good. On laid paper. Slight toning. Previously hinged on verso on top. Issued centerfold. Later color.