Leen Helmink Antique Maps

South America by Linschoten

Cartographer

Linschoten

Title

Delineatio omnium ... Afbeeldinghe van alle ...

Published

Amsterdam, 1596

Size

39.0 x 56.0 cms

Technique

Copper engraving

Stock number

17356

Condition

excellent

Price

$ 10000

Description

One of the most important maps of South America. The map is highly spectacular and dramatic and is highly sought-after. West at the top.

The Itinerario provided detailed practical information on how to get to and carry on the trade with America and India. The work was indispensible to sailors on the route to the Indies; it provided a dictionary of exotic commodities, of national trading methods, etc. Linschoten's work, along with Hakluyt's, served as a direct stimulus to the building of the vast English and Dutch overseas empires. Copies were on board of every East Indiaman.