De Leth: America
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America - Pacific
Title: „Carte Nouvelle de la Mer du Sud“
The map centers on America and shows the tracks of navigators and the trade routes from Europe to Southeast Asia, via Mexico and the west coast of North America. Detailed insets highlighting ports and cities which were central to trade, like the Cape of Good Hope, a plan of Mexico City, a plan of Havanna, the Bay of Rio de Janeiro, Vera Cruz, Porto Bello (Portobelo) and the Isthmus of Panama. California is still depicted as an island.
Large original coloured map printed from two plates with original mounting. Publisher & Cartographers: Andries de Leth (ca 1662-1731) & Hendrik de Leth (1703-1766), Amsterdam 1730.
Map size: 59 x 93 cm
Beautiful print and colours, smoothened centre fold, some creases, altogether very good condition of this decorative map of America.
Ref.: Tooley, America, No 94; McLauglin, The mapping of California as an Island, No 220.