Extrema Americae Versus Boream, ubi Terra Nova Nova Francia, Adiacentiaq
PIETER MORTIER, Published circa 1700
Image size: 560x440mm
Condition: Some browning, otherwise very good condition
Fine example by Pieter Mortier of a rare map originally published by Joan Blaeu in his Atlas Major in 1662. It’s depiction is based on Samuel de Champlain’s 1632 seminal map of New France. Blaeu also supplemented the map with place names from Johannes Da Laet and presumably from Jan Jansson.
In 1672, a fire destroyed Blaeu’s main printing press in the Gravenstraat which eventually led to the demise of the firm. Many copper plates would eventually be sold to fellow map makers such as Pieter Mortier.
The present map offered for sale is beautifully enhanced by contemporary colouring.
(Sources: Kershaw p.144-145, Burden 371)