Mappa Aestivarum Insularum, alias Barmudas
Published by Willem Blaeu in Amsterdam approx. 1630. Blaeu based his work on John Speed’s very accurate map of 1626-1627.
It shows the island divided into tribes and lots. Below the map itself appear the names of the first proprietors and the number of shares assigned to each. A splendid cartouche shows Neptune astride the Royal Arms holding a ship. The miniature map below the cartouche shows the correct proportion of the island to the coast of the mainland.
Further adorned with scale cartouches, coats of arms and compass rose with a fleur-de-lys. The map is superimposed over a map of the Atlantic with the coastlines of Britain, North America and Hispanola showing the location of Bermuda.
Coloured by a later hand. Size: 40,4 x 53,1 cm.
Price: Euro2.250,- (excl. VAT/BTW)