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Frederick De Wit:  Septentrionaliora Americae a Groenlania, per Freta Davidis et Hudsonad Terrarm Novam

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Title: Septentrionaliora Americae a Groenlania, per Freta Davidis et Hudsonad Terrarm Novam

Map Maker: Frederick De Wit

Place / Date: Amsterdam / 1675

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 22 x 19 inches

Condition: VG+

Price: $1,200.00

Inventory ID: 38302


Description:

Fine old color example of De Wit's map of Hudson Bay, Baffin Bay, Button Bay, Davis Straits and continguous parts of the coastline of Canada and Groenland.

Kershaw notes that De Wit's map is one of a series of maps beginning with Van Loon in 1668, which dominated arctic navigation for the remainder of the 17th Century.

The map is based upon polar maps issued by Jansson and Blaeu, augmented by information derived from Sanson's map of 1656 and others. This is the first state of the map, as noted by Kershaw (Entry 209).


Condition Description: Old Color.


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