Amerika - Visscher
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America - Continent

„Novissima et Accuratissima Totius Americae descriptio per N.Visscher.“

Decorative map of the American continent. A part of New Zealand is shown at lowermost left - beside of the title cartouche, which shows depictions of native Americans walking under a sunshade, fishing, hunting or mining gold and silver. At upper left: cartouche with coat of arms and a dedication to Consul Cornelio Witsen in Amsterdam.

The map shows many details along the coastlines, but California still as an island.

Orig. coloured copper engraving, colouring somewhat renewed, made and published by Nicolas Visscher (1618-1679), Amsterdam 1658, 44 x 55 cm. 2nd edition with privilege, published from 1677.

Burden No 332,2.

Good impression and condition, very nice colours.