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WIT, Frederick de (1630-1706). Magnum Mare del Zur cum Insula California.  Amsterdam: Louis Renard, [ca. 1715].
WIT, Frederick de (1630-1706). Magnum Mare del Zur cum Insula California. Amsterdam: Louis Renard, [ca. 1715].

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WIT, Frederick de (1630-1706). Magnum Mare del Zur cum Insula California. Amsterdam: Louis Renard, [ca. 1715].

Engraved map of the Pacific, colored by a contemporary hand, image 498 x 570 mm (523 x 628 mm sheet). Showing the west coast of North America, depicting California as an island, elaborate figural cartouche incorporating a portrait of Magellan and the figure of Neptune, four galleons on the Pacific.

Third state of De Wit's map of the Pacific derived from Jansson's map. Louis Renard altered the imprint only. The cartouche with the portrait of Magellan, the first European to cross the Pacific Ocean, was most probably the work of Romein de Hooghe. Burden 469; Tooley America p.122.

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