Collection: Smith Sheet Map Collection
Title: Septentrionaliora Americae Groenlandia, per Freta Davidis et Hudson at Terram Novam
Title Translation: North America, Greenland, by David's Strait and Hudson and the New World.
Alternative Title: De Noordelyck zee kusten van America van Groenland door de Straet Davis ende Straet Hudson tot Terra Neuf apud R & I. Ottens
Creator: Wit, Frederik de
Publishing Location: Amsterdam
Date Produced: 1739
Date Published: 1739
Historical Context: This beautiful chart of Hudson Bay, Baffin Bay, Button Bay, Davis Straits, and contiguous parts of the coastline of Canada and Greenland appeared in Louis Renard's Atlas de la Navigation, one of the most striking products of Dutch maritime cartography. The atlas was updated in 1739 and 1745, and this concern with accuracy leads many historians to believe that the atlas was intended not only for consultation on shore, but also for use at sea.
Dimensions: 48 x 56 cm
Printing Process: Engraving
Printing Technique: Copper
Material Type: Paper
Notes: From: "Atlas de la Navigation". Included in de Wit's 1675 atlas. Louis Renard published Atlas de la Navigation in 1715 using de Wit plates. In 1739 R. & J. Ottens published two atlases, one with Renard's name and the other with their own. In 1745 Ottens reset a new title page without Renard's name and included this map.
Brief Description: Illustrated map showing Greenland.
Physical Description: 1 map: colored (hand-applied outline), illustrated
Insets: Visch Baay
Associated Cartouche: Cartouche 1, 1739, Septentrionaliora Americae Groenlandia, per Freta Davidis et Hudson at Terram Novam, Cartouche 2, 1739, Septentrionaliora Americae Groenlandia, per Freta Davidis et Hudson at Terram Novam
Associated Map Imagery: Ship, 1739, Septentrionaliora Americae Groenlandia, per Freta Davidis et Hudson at Terram Novam
Permanent URL: https://oshermaps.org/map/1866.0001