L. Renard's edition of Frederick de Wit's magnificent Atlantic map oriented to the East. From the 1715 edition of "Atlas de la Navigation et du Commerce". A fascinating and very decorative early sea-chart of the western Atlantic, showing the coasts of New England, New Andalucia, New France, Guiana and Venezuela. Also the Caribbean Islands from Trinidad to Hispaniola and the Atlantic up to the Azores and Cape Verde Islands. With beautiful cartouches and dramatic battle scenes. Original old hand coloured.
Two small tears in centrefold margin backed. Excellent condition.
Louis Renard, a member of a Huguenot family, was born 1678. He moved from France to the Netherlands and became a book dealer and publisher in Amsterdam from 1703. He purchased several plate of Frederick de Wit and published his Atlas de la Navigation et du Commerce in 1715. Later editions in 1739 and 1745 are published by R. & J. Ottens in Amsterdam. He died in 1746.
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