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Pieter van der Aa: H. Benzos Scheep-Togt uit Italie over Spanje nade Westindize Eylanden, en Kusten vant Zuider America

Map: AMER1933
 
Cartographer: Pieter van der Aa
Title: H. Benzos Scheep-Togt uit Italie over Spanje nade Westindize Eylanden, en Kusten vant Zuider America
Date: 1706
Published: Leiden
Width: 9 inches / 23 cm
Height: 6 inches / 16 cm
Map ref: AMER1933
Description:
Decorative map of the Atlantic showing the voyage of Hieronymous Benzo from Italy to the West Indies and back from 1541-56. The cartouche depicts a scene of violence between the Europeans and Native Americans with a mother holding her baby being accosted by a group of armed Europeans. Unusually for the period, the image is sympathetic to the plight of the indigenous population.

Coloured. [AMER1933]