Description des principaux endroites de la mer du sud [...]

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Buccaneer's Atlas or Portolano, entitled: "Description des principaux endroites de la Mer du Sud depuis les 52 degrez 30 minutes sud, ou est le d'Etroit du Magellan jusqu'au 41 degrez Nord qui est l'isle de Californie faite sur les lieux par le sr. Jouhan de la Guilabuadiere. Dresse et dessigné les plans qui l'accompagnent sur ses memoires, par le sr. Hanicle ingenieur ordinaire du Roy en l'année 1696." Two hundred twenty pages of descriptive text, accompanied by thirty-five carefully executed colored maps and plans of the ports, harbors, anchorage, islands, etc. along the west coast of America, beginning with the Straits of Magellan, and extending as far as the Gulf of California The author of this volume was one of the celebrated band of buccaneers under the command of M. de Gennes. He was shipwrecked in the Straits of Magellan about 1688, and shortly afterward joined the buccaneering expedition of M. de Beauchesnegouin as second in command. This manuscript seems to have been compiled while on this expedition. In addition to the very exact survey of different harbors and ports, a detailed account is given of the inhabitants of the surrounding country, their manners and customs, etc. The volume also contains a long vocabulary of the buccaneer language. Presented to the New York Public Library by Alexander Maitland. There is a description of this manuscript in G. Marcel's "Les Fuégiens à la fin du XVIIe siècle," Paris, 1892.
Names
Guilbaudiere, Jouhan de la (Creator)
Hanicle, [?] (Artist)
Maitland, Alexander, -1907 (Former owner)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1696
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 1600
Topics
America -- Description and travel -- 17th century
America -- Discovery and exploration -- 17th century
Pacific Coast (America) -- Discovery and exploration -- Early works to 1800
Pacific Coast (America) -- Maps -- 17th century
Explorers -- America -- History -- 17th century
Genres
Atlases
Maps
Manuscripts
Physical Description
Extent: .21 linear foot (1 volume)
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19640203
MSS Unit ID: 1600
Archives collections id: archives_collections_1600
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 102830f0-f0fd-0136-8a21-31728f3aec69
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