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Pub Year Map Maker Pub Place Map Title Map Price (USD) Picture
1659Doncker, HendrickAmsterdamPascaart vertoonende de zeecusten van Chili, Peru, Hispania Nova, Nova Granada, en California . . .$3,200 Picture

An engraved map, with original outline color

Size: 21-1/2 inches X 17 inches

Map Type: Atlas

This is a superior copy with strong engraving and vivid hand-drawn outline colors.

This rare early sea chart displays the west coast of North America extending from the Island of California to South America including Chili, with insets of New Zealand, the Ladrones and Japan & Ieso. This is one of the earliest regional maps to focus on the Pacific Coast with great detail. Phillip Burden states "Depicts California as an island on a larger scale than any earlier sea chart."

The "Canal de Santa Barbara", "Monte Rey", "P. Concepsion", "S. Diego", "Mendocino", "S. Quentin", "C. Blanco" and other early towns and villages are named.

Hendrik Doncker was a famous bookseller in Amsterdam who published his first sea atlas around 1659. He constantly worked to correct and improve his charts creating strong demand for his works.

References: Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, Volume 1 Page 199, Scott, Valerie, Map Collector Publications, Tring, Hertz, England, 1999; The Mapping of North America, Plate 340, Burden, Philip, Raleigh Publications, Hertz, 1996; The Mapping of North America, Map 35, Goss, John, the Wellfleet Press, 1990.

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