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Magnum Mare Del Zur Cum Insula California

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Magnum Mare Del Zur Cum Insula California : F. De Wit / R. & J. Ottens

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This is the scarce Ottens re-issue of De Wit's finely engraved chart of the Pacific Ocean, published in the "Atlas Van Zeevart En Koophandel Door De Geheele Weereldt" showing California as an island. They reworked the plate to include "T.Land van den Geest", "Salomons Eylanden" and "Les Marquis de Mendoce", as well as an altered outline of Japan - now very rectangular. However, the island California remained. Ottens also added their own imprint in the lower right corner of the map beneath the decorative title cartouche giving the title in both Latin and Dutch. Magellan appears in a portrait roundel while Neptune and a female counterpart drive their horse-drawn chariot surrounded by triumphant cherubim. Cartographically important for its early depiction of many Pacific islands. A fine example with bright original colour.
mapmakers: F. De Wit   R. & J. Ottens  
place and date of publication: Amsterdam 1675-1745
medium and colour: copperplate, Original colour
size in mm: 485 by 560mm (19 by 22 inches).
ref: 40164
literature: McLaughlin, The Mapping Of California As An Island, 59 & 226

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