van der Aa
Scheeps-Togt door Ferdinand Magellaan
15.5 x 22.0 cms
Important and decorative map illustrating the epic first circumnavigation of the world by Ferdinand Magellan from 1519-1522. The map shows the track from Sanlucar de Barrameda, through the strait that bears his name, the crossing of the Pacific and the landfalls in the Far East.
The map has a very spectacular cartouche with the great explorer himself, natives from South America and the Philippines. The scene in the lower left depicts his death at the hands of Mactan warriors near Cebu.
A globe, Jacob's staff and a compass are in the foreground.