Beautiful Dutch Sea Chart of the Pacific from Jalisco to Chile

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349. [MAP]. OTTENS, R[einier] & J[oshua]. Novæ Hispaniæ, Chili, Peruviæ, et Guatimalæ Littoræ. Apud R. & I. Ottens. [Amsterdam: R. & J. Ottens, 1745]. Copper-engraved sea chart oriented with north to the left, showing the Pacific Ocean from Jalisco, Mexico, to Chili (including Yucatan, Central America, the Western Caribbean and the Galapagos), on laid paper, with contemporary color (outline, highlights on ships, cartouche full), rhumb lines, 2 compass roses, Spanish galleons at sea, and elaborate cartouche including Europeans with flag, cross, globe, putti riding a sea monster, and much more; neat line to neat line: 48.5 x 56 cm; overall sheet size 51.5 x 60 cm. Very fine, superb color, very beautiful.

     Updated and corrected sea chart by Ottens, which appearedin Atlas van Zeevart en Koophandel door de Geheele Wereldt (Amsterdam, 1745). Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, IV, p. 435, Ren 3, #27: “This edition...was published by R. en I. Ottens after a careful correction of the original plates obtained from Louis Renard. The Ottens firm had previously published a French version of the Atlas (1739) without altering the plates. In this edition...the name of Louis Renard was effaced from the plates and replaced by the names of Reinier and Iosua Ottens. Apart from that, nearly all the plates were corrected by adding place names, altering coast lines, shoals and soundings.” Kapp, Central America 33. One of the more unusual delineations of Yucatan (not in Antochiw). The Gulf of Mexico is shown from about Tampico.


Sold. Hammer: $650.00; Price Realized: $796.25.

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