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The Kraus Map Collection


Kraus 10, America (1706-1710 [?])

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Title   America
Cartographer   Cóvens, Johannes (1696 - 1722)
Subject   America--Maps--Early works to 1800
Publisher   Cóvens et Mortier
Repository   Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
Place of publication
     or creation
Date(s)   1706-1710 [?]
Format   Printed map
Kraus catalog no.   10
Dimensions in mm.   865 x 1600 mm.
Rights   No known U.S. copyright restrictions. Please cite the Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin, as the image source.


The title is set within a similar large cartouche including figures of natives, conquerors and animals, surrounding 3 small circular maps of the hemispheres and the Arctic circle. Besides, there are many scenes of natives and their occupations depicted within the territories and numerous ships enliven the oceans. The dedication is probably to Charles of Hapsburg, Pretender to the Spanish throne during the War of the Spanish Succession,and was therefore most likely published between 1706 and 1710.

The Amsterdam firm of Covens and Mortier was active from during the entire 18th century and published thousands of maps in large editions.

See Koeman, Atlanta Neerlandici II, pp. 45 and 48.