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[Pacific Ocean] De Wit, Magnum Mare del Zur cum Insula California. Amsterdam, ca. 1680. 19 x 22. Original color. Archival tissue reinforces areas weakened by acidic green color, else VG. Sold

First state. Handsome sea chart with rhumb lines filling the Great South Sea and little-known lands on the edges like Japan, part of the New Zealand and Australian coasts, and of course, the Island of California. The Baroque cartouche features Neptune and attendants beneath the portrait of Magellan. Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici IV, M.Wit 1, #21; MCCS 8, #40; McLaughlin 59-1; Wagner, NW Coast #411.

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