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One of the few maps of the Americas by renowned 17th century Dutch cartographer Willem Blaeu, published in Amsterdam, circa 1640s, entitled ''Americae Nova Tabula'' or ''A New Map of America''. Hand-colored engraved map is accentuated with a sea monster and galleon ships in the body of the map, with Blaeu further decorating the side borders with semi-nude and costumed figures, and the top border with geographical areas such as Mexico and Havana. Of this particular map, the expert Philip Burden has stated, ''This is one of only a few maps relating to North America by Blaeu. Its visual appeal is enhanced greatly by the inclusion of three decorative borders. These are drawn from various sources, including Theodore de Bry.'' Map measures 23.75'' x 19.25'', matted to 28'' x 22.25''. French text printed on verso. Mild, uniform toning and archival repair to verso, overall in exceptional near fine condition given age.
17th Century Hand-Colored Map of the Americas by Noted Cartographer Willem Blaeu -- Entitled ''A New Map of America''
17th Century Hand-Colored Map of the Americas by Noted Cartographer Willem Blaeu -- Entitled ''A New Map of America''
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