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1745 circa Reiner & Joshua Ottens
Old color example of Renard's map of the Pacific Ocean, first issued by Frederick De Wit circa 1675.
The map shows California as an Island and important early projections of Australia and New Zealand, showing information from Tasman's two voyages in 1642-3 and 1644. The early discoveries by the Dutch on the northern coast of Australia and New Guinea reflect the prevailing opinion that the two were connected. Van Diemens Land is shown, as is the west coast of New Zealand.
One of the earliest obtainable sea charts of the Pacific Ocean.
Decorated with 4 sailing ships, compass rose, rhumb lines and a striking cartouche, with Magellan's portrait. One of the best Pacific Ocean Maps of the period.