1730 New Map of the South Seas by Hendrik de Leth Art Print

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A Museum Quality Art Print of the 1730 New Map of the South Seas by Hendrik de Leth for sale by Brandywine General Store. Our premium archival artwork of this handsome map has the America's as the center of the composition and shows the routes of Magellan and the trade route from Europe to Southeast Asia, by Mexico and the west coast of North America. The English colonies are held to the Atlantic coast of North America, with the Mississippi river flows into the Gulf on Mexico on the Texas coast. California is still being shown as an island off the west coast of America. The beautiful cartouches include Niagara Falls and a view of the Dutch trading port at the Cape of Good Hope, set in an elaborate border with monkeys and wild cats and crowned with the plan of the fort. Mexico City is surrounded by scenes of native life and the Spanish conquest of the native Aztecs as well as images of the Temple of the sun and a mining operation. Other smaller insets include the Straits of Magellan, Table Bay in South Africa, Porto Bellow, Straits of Gibraltar and the Isthmus of Panama. Picture #28

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