ROBIJN, Jacobus (1649-c.1710) – DANCKERTS, Cornelis, the younger (1664-1717). Nieuw Aerdsch Pleyn [Amsterdam: c.1700].
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ROBIJN, Jacobus (1649-c.1710) – DANCKERTS, Cornelis, the younger (1664-1717). Nieuw Aerdsch Pleyn [Amsterdam: c.1700].

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ROBIJN, Jacobus (1649-c.1710) – DANCKERTS, Cornelis, the younger (1664-1717). Nieuw Aerdsch Pleyn [Amsterdam: c.1700].

Magnificent world map centred on the North Pole. It first appeared in Robijn's sea atlas published sometime after 1686; this is the second state with Robijn's imprint replaced with that of Cornelis Danckerts, into whose hands the plates came in about 1700. The map is presented in a circular form on the equidistant azimuthal projection, in which the latitudes appear as equidistant concentric circles. This type of projection was used much more commonly for celestial maps, and such a star chart was devised by Andreas van Luchtenburg to accompany this terrestrial map. Keuning misdates the map to c.1660, misled by the unchanged cartography of the Pacific north of Japan, and the Australian coastal outline. Similarly, in North America, only one Great Lake is depicted, and the toponym 'Nieu Nederland' appears on the East Coast as opposed to New York, as it was renamed in 1644. California is shown as an island with a flat northern coastline. In South America, the two mythical lakes Parime Lacus and Xarayes are depicted. J. Keuning, ‘Cornelis Danckerts and His “Nieuw Aerdsch Pleyn”’ in Imago Mundi, Vol. 12 (1955), pp.136-139 (NB this erroneously dates the map to c.1660); Koeman Rob 8 (map 2); Shirley World 582.

Engraved double-page map, coloured by a contemporary hand, verso blank, title-banner top-centre, mythological scenes in the corners by Jacob Harrewyn, 600 x 536 (plate mark), 617 x 540mm (sheet).
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