America - Pacific - de Leth
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Map of the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean centered on the Americas
“Carte nouvelle de la Mer du Sud …”
Large map with Eastern Asia, Australia, the Americas (California as an island), Western Europe and Western Africa, with the South Seas and the Atlantic Ocean. Decorated with several inset maps, views, harbour and town plans with explanations.
Very rare and decorative map of the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean centered on the Americas, largely based on an extremely rare wall map by Nicolas de Fer (1646 – 1720) made in 1713.
Orig. coloured copper engraving by Andries and Hendrick de Leth, printed on two sheets, 3rd state of three, Amsterdam ca. 1730, 59 x 93,5 cm.
Perfect impression and original colours, excellent condition.
Andries de Leth (1662 – 1731): Engraver and mapmaker in Amsterdam. Took over the company of Nicolas Visscher the Younger (1649 – 1702).
Hendrick de Leth (1692 – 1759): Engraver and publisher in Amsterdam.