Leen Helmink Antique Maps

Westcoast, Mexico by van Loon

Cartographer

van Loon

Title

Pascaerte van Nova Hispania Peru en Chili

Published

Amsterdam, 1661

Size

42.5 x 54.0 cms

Technique

Copper engraving

Stock number

18768

Condition

excellent

Price

$ 5500

Description

Very rare Dutch sea chart by Joannes van Loon.

"This uncommon map appeared in the first edition of Joannes and Gillis van Loon's 'Zee Atlas'. It is derived from the Hendrick Doncker of 1659, although here its presentation is less cluttered, lacking the insets of the earlier map.

It improves on the Doncker by incorporating the east coast of Central America, a feature that Doncker would later add to his own. The nomenclature is largely similar, with the notable exception of the addition of 'P Sir Francisco Draco'. The South American coastline is extended further south.

There is just one known state."

(Burden)