1719 – H. A. CHATELAIN – MAPPE MONDE
Title: “MAPPE-MONDE pour connoitre les progrès & les conquestes les plus Remarquables des Provinces-Unies, Ainsi que celles des Compagnies d’Orient et d’Occident, Et les Païs quelles possèdes dans l’un et dans l’autre Hemisphere”
The voyages and discoveries of the Dutch East India and Dutch West India Companies are the subject of this handsome, double-hemisphere map of the world. The map shows an incomplete Australia and New Zealand, California shown as an Island, mis-projected Japa, the west coast of America extends toward Asia and the Great Wall is shown in China. 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) was captured by the British. The map is beautifully decorated with ships, a medallion and a female figure – Europa seated inside a native fort guarded by a lion representing Holland. Comes from Chatelain’s 7 volume “Atlas Historique” published in Amsterdam 1719.
Cartographer: Henri Abraham Chatelain (1684-1743)
Sheet size: 42,5 x 51,5 cm
Technique: copper engraving
Very good condition! Hand colouring. Some light age toning to margins.
This is an original antique map published in 1719 and NOT a modern copy or reprint!