10 Frederik de Wit America Meridionalis 208


Description: America Meridional

America Meridionalis a Rio de la Plata per fretum Magellanicum ad Toraltum

Frederik de Wit

Amsterdam 1675


Double page engraved map.64 x 54 cms. Black and white.Some creases. waterstain affecting the lower margin. Fine impression.The map represents the area of South America from Rio de la Plata and the Chilean coast up to Toral, the Magellan strait. Large cartouche with allegorical figures of Indians and dutch explorers; naval battle at sea. The sea chart comes from the first edition of the de Wit´s nautical atlas " Orbis Maritimus" first published in 1675 and later added to the Atlas Maior issued by this cartographer and editor.
De Wit´s maps highlight the decoration with nice cartouches and careful impression.
Ref : Bannister 1993 pg 115
  • Number: 2080132
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum

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