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Place of creation
Scope and content
An outline map of Noth and South America.
Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist. Microfiche version is open.
Credit Library and Archives Canada.
Cartographer: Gerritsz., Hessel, 1581?-1632 .
Biography / Administrative history
Geographer and naturalist. Served as director of the Dutch West India Comapny and was in charge of the Dutch interests in America and Africia.Laet used the Comapny's official cartographer Hessel Gerristz, to prepare maps, including 10 of South America for his work Nieuwe Wereldt ofte Beschriijvinghe van West-Indien, Leiden, Issak Elzevier. 1625 Dutch edition, 1630 Latin edition, 1633 French edition.
From: Laet's Beschrijvinghe van West-Indien door Ioannes de Laet
Wagner attributes the engraving of the map to Hessel Gerritsz.
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Citation / reference note
Wagner, v. 2, Entry 309
Phillips, Entry 1148, map no 
Phillips, Entry 1150, map no 
Availability of other formats note
1. North America - Maps - Early works to 1800.
2. South America - Maps - Early works to 1800.
3. Western hemisphere - Maps - Early works to 1800.
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