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Mapmaker: Van Spilbergen

Title: Nova Totius Orbis Terrarum Descriptio

Date: 1619 Size:32x44cm. Price: £2000

Condition: Fine, except for tiny fold repair on verso.

Published by Nicolaes van Geelkercken. Van Spilbergen was accompanied by Joris and Jacob Le Maire. Le Maire's discoveries in New Guinea are shown in the inset as well as Le Maire's Straits. Le Maire the younger died on the return voyage. Van Spilbergen's voyage to the far east via South America was not believed initially.

Apart from Le Maire's discoveries, the map also shows a reasonably accurate California, not as an island as subsequently believed, and also a reasonably accurate Bering Straits, more than a century in advance of other maps.

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