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Map of southmost America

Map of southmost America
 
 

Title Leupe: Kaart van het Zuyder deel van America.
The map shows the coastal features of South America south of the Equator. An insertmap at the centre shows Dutch Brazil which around 1656 had just been lost. The chart is uses rhumblines for direction and colours to indicate coasts belonging to different regions. This map was part of Arnold Colom’s Zee Atlas which was published between 1654 and 1658, and gained renown for its scope, refinement and size.
North is up.
Scale-bar of 240 German Miles = 141 ‘strepen’.

creator Colom, Arnold

(printer)

period

ca. 1656

material

paper

category print
technique

copperplate printing

dimension

0.54 - 0.62 EI.

number

VEL654

owner Nationaal Archief
location(s) Valdívia Castro Chiloè Island Salvador Recife Antigo Callao
fortification(s) Valdivia, schans bij

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