Item #18935 Nova Guinea Tabula. Map. New Guinea, Willem Schouten.

Nova Guinea Tabula. Map.

Frankfurt: Blaeu, 1619. Scarce copper engraved map of the northwest coastline of New Guinea and Moluccas, showing the track of the Dutch explorers Le Maire and Schouten in 1616, in the ships Eendracht and Hoorn. The two explorers made the third complete circumnavigation and were the first to round Cape Horn from the east, a more efficient way to get to the East Indies and thus a significant threat to the monopoly held by the Dutch East India Company. The expedition was headed for Batavia, which it reached in October of 1616. The Dutch governor there obliged them by confiscating their cargo and sending them back to Holland, but Schouten published his journals and now the word on the Drake Passage was out. With title cartouche in Dutch, Latin and French. With two compass rose and sailing ship. From Schouten's account of his and Le Maire's first rounding of Cape Horn. Slightly toned, otherwise very good condition. Item #18935

Price: $950.00

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