15 DUDLEY, R. chart north coast New Guinea/ Virtual Map Fair 163


Description: DUDLEY, R.
Title: Carta terza Generale del' Asia.
Published in: Florence, 1646

Size: 18.1 x 15.0 inches.
46.0 x 38.0 cm.

Condition: In very good to mint condition. Left hand margin cut to neat line, with some minor reinforcements.

Rare first state of this important chart showing part of the north coast of New Guinea and islands of the Pacific Ocean. To the north of Japan the landmass of Isola di Iezo ('the coast is unknown to Christians') extends east across the Pacific to within 25 degrees of the coast of America.
Plate number 10 of Dudley's (1574-1649) Dell'Arcano del Mare (On the Secret of the Sea).
Engraved by Antonio Francesco Lucini. ¤
  • Number: 1630226 (31648)
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum

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