Color map (1630?) of America, entitled Americae sive Indiae Occidentalis Tabula Generalis, by Hessel Gerritsz for Johannes de Laet's Beshcrijvinghe van West-Indien; published at Leiden by Elzevier. 26cm x 34cm.
Crown watermark on verso. Vivid outline hand coloring in shades of green, purple, yellow, and blue, ca. 19th century. Matted. Best West Coast map to date. Shows California as part of the mainland. Originally published in de Laet's Beschrijvinghe van West-Indien (1630). Purchased from Richard B. Arkway (8/6/2002); Appraised by Lynn Roundtree (Armadillo Books, 8/31/2002).
Gift of Langford Endowment Fund
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