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Number: 879
Continent: Africa
Region: East
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Year of Origin: 1596
Title: Delineatio Orarum maritimarum
Language: Latin
Publish Origin: Amsterdam
Height: 38.5
Width: 55.0
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
Color Type: Full Color
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Cartographer: H Huygen van Linschoten
Engraver: Arnold Florent Langren
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Notes: Reiss;from "Itinerario..." (see West half map #74). from Linschoton's "Itinerario.." This was the first work to provide detailed instructions on how to sail to Africa and the Indies. Among other contributions, Linschoten was instrumental in pointing out the importance of Java to the trade in the Indies. In the first book, Linschoten wrote down his own experiences in the East Indies. It became one of the most consulted accounts of the sailing routes to the East Indies and the Portuguese establishments in India, indonesia and southeast Asia. The second book provides sailing directions for the East Indies, Brazil and the West Indies. The third book describes the coast of Africa and South Atlantic navigation, with a detailed account on Brazil. The fourth book is a summary of all the rents, domains and taxes collected by the kingdoms of Spain and Portugal in their colonies.
Last updated: Oct 16, 2007