15 acobsz /Rare chart Atlantic Ocean / Virtual Map Fair 163


Description: JACOBSZ,Th.
Title: Pascaerte van Carybes, Nieu Neder landt, Brazil. . .
Published in: Amsterdam, 1653-81

Size: 16.9 x 21.3 inches.
43.0 x 54.0 cm.

In original colours.
Condition: A good and dark impression. Some minor age toning and very light brown spotting, as usual.
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This progenitor chart covers the American shores of the Atlantic Ocean. This chart by Theunis Jacobsz. was most probably engraved close to his death in 1650 or shortly after. The objective of this precursor map was to present in atlas form the most desirable information from the west Indische Paskaert maps of Willem Blaeu. The chart is produced on the same scale as the Spanish and Portuguese charts of the period, 1:14 million. At this scale no great improvement was made in the nomenclature: indeed, New Amsterdam is identified, but the New is omitted.
In 1666 his son Jacob (Lootsman) published the first known edition of the Nieuwe Water-Werelt, Ofte Zee-Atlas, which included this map. The sons applied the noun, Lootsman, to their name to avoid confusion with other similarly named printers.
This chart influenced later maps by Colom, Doncker, van Loon, Goos, etc.
Rare, a desirable collectors item.
Reference: Burden, America 298.
  • Number: 1630090 (04300)
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum

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