Title page map to Schouten's voyage
Item #: 552
Cartographer: DE BRY, T.
Publication Date: 1619
Size: 10-1/2" x 12-1/2"
This shows the honoured place Willem Schouten van Hoorn was given, next to Ferdinand Magellan, after his discovery of a way round Cape Horn to the Pacific. There are also medallion portraits of Drake, Noort, Cavendish and Speilbergen, all of whom voyaged to the Tierra del Fuego. The double hemisphere world map below traces Schouten's two-year voyage, 1615-7, with le Maire round the world. The discovery was kept secret until 1618 when the account and this map first appeared. Published in Oppenheim.