1631 – M. Merian – World
Double Hemisphere map of the World with portraits of the most important 16th and early 17th century explorers: Magellan, Schoten, Drake, Von Noort, Cavendish and Speilbergen. The map shows the tracks of Jacob Le Maire and Willem Schouten’s circumnavigation (1615-1617), which included the discovery of a passage to the south of the Straits of Magellan and the discovery of Staten Island. Copper engraving by M. Merian from J.L. Gottfried’s work “Newe Welt und Americanische Historien”, Frankfurt 1631. German text.
Cartographer: Matthaus Merian (1593 – 1650)
Sheet size: 34,3 x 23,3 cm
Technique: copper engraving
Good condition. Nice hand colouring. One small hole professionally repaired, slightly stained and browned.
This is a genuine antique map published in 1631 and NOT a modern copy or reprint!