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Jan Huygen van Linschoten: [South America]

Map: SAM2942
Cartographer: Jan Huygen van Linschoten
Title: [South America]
Date: c. 1599
Published: Amsterdam
Width: 21 inches / 54 cm
Height: 15 inches / 39 cm
Map ref: SAM2942
Latin America in exquisite original colour orientated East to West, with the majority of the West Indies, Central America and an unusual coastline and landmass for Tierra del Fuego.

Jan Huyghen van Linschoten, (1563—1611) was an important Dutch traveler and chart-maker.

Linschoten spent six years (1583–89) as bookkeeper to the Portugese Archbishop of Goa in India. After his return to the Netherlands, he used the information he had gained to produce the "Itinerario" a valuable work used by many Dutch East India Company (VOC) captains and which stimulatied early Dutch and English trade expeditions to India and the East Indies.

In 1594 and 1595 he sailed with the Dutch navigator Willem Barents in search of a northeast passage to the Orient via the Arctic. Both voyages ended icebound in the Kara Sea.

Framed. Stunning original hand colour. [SAM2942]