SOLD: 1707 van der Aa - H. Benzos explorer map set in decorative border
SOLD: 1707 exploration map set in a decorative border
H. Benzos Scheep-togt uit Italie over Spanje na de Westindize Eylanden, en Kusten van't Zuider America
Pieter van der Aa
28.7 x 21.9 cm (11.3 x 8.6 in)
This lovely map of the Atlantic Ocean depicts the route of explorer Hieronymus Benzo, who traveled from Spain to the Americas, and back to Italy from 1541-56.
The map includes large portions of North America, South America and Africa. Many of the cartographic myths at the turn of the eighteenth century are also shown, including a large inland lake in the Carolinas, an inaccurate depiction of the Great Lakes, and Parime and Xarayes (not named) Lakes in South America.
The map is adorned with a vignette of the European explorers and natives, and surrounded by a decorative picture frame border.
A strong, dark impression on a clean sheet. There is a tiny, professionally repaired tear along the top edge of the sheet.