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Description

Rare sea chart of the Lesser Antilles from the southeastern shore of Hispaniola and Puerto Rico to the the Dutch ABC islands off the coast of Venezuela.

The chart is embellished with two compass roses, rhumb lines, and a decorative cartouche featuring a coat of arms and putti.  

This chart of the West Indies by Jacobsz Theunis was published in a Dutch composite sea atlas mainly with charts by Pieter Goos, who was 'one of the best known maritime booksellers of Amsterdam (Koeman), he published a number of different sea-atlases or pilot books, his work was very much derivative. With his 'Zee-Atlas' he relied heavily on Hendrick Doncker's 'Zee-Atlas' of 1659.

Rarity

The map is known in only one edition and is very rare, this being only the 2nd example we have seen in 25 years.

Condition Description
Fold split, repaired on verso.
Reference
Burden 299.