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Catalog Number PAP.Green.1961.036
Title Carte nouvelle de la mer du Sud : dressée par ordre des principaux directeurs & tirée des memoires les plus recents et des relations des navigateurs les plus modernes
Artist Leth, Andries de, 1662-1731
Artist Leth, Hendrik de, 1703-1766
Date 17??
Description Map of the Southern Hemisphere (includes a bit of the Northern); shows the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, and part of the Americas, Asia, Australia, Europe, and Africa; multiple inscriptions are throughout print; it includes names of cities, ports, etc. and geographical features like rivers and mountain ranges; it also includes trade routes; insets includes 6 plans including the Straits of Magellan; Vera Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, Porto Bello, Straits of Gibraltar; Isthmus of Panama; and 5 vignettes including Mexico City, and the Cape of Good Hope; oriented with north at top; Scale approx. [ca. 1:30,000,000]; separated onto two sheets; relief shown by hachures; print is hand colored with watercolor paint
Object Name Map
Medium Watercolor Paint
Material Ink; Thin Paper
Technique Hand-coloring
Dimensions H-60.1 W-95.3 cm
Credit line Gift of Beatrice Greenough
Provenance 1961, December 15 - Gift of Beatrice Greenough

The Greenough Estate Collection, including 25 cartons of books and over thirty prints and drawings, was given to the Redwood Library on December 15, 1961 by Beatrice Goelet Greenough (1908-1984) soon after the death of her only child, Gabrielle Ladd (1936-1960). Beatrice was the daughter of William Greenough (1874-1949) and Charlotte Warren (1885-1954) who collected most of the artwork herself. Charlotte was assisted by her father, Whitney Warren, who had donated a scrapbook of his architectural drawings to the Redwood Library.

Beatrice Greenough of Prescott Farm, a Portsmouth, RI resident for many years, died 24 April,1984. She left an uncle, Whitney Warren of San Francisco and two cousins, Michael Lloyd Reeves of Newport and Reginald Reeves of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.
Signed Name par And. & Henry de Leth
Signed Name Location Upper Left
Additional Inscriptions and Marks lower right, in pencil: 107/79 - $15.00

back, in pencil: America || 641
back, in ink: III 9
back, red and white sticker, in pen: 101/79
Inscription Location Above Print
Inscriptions and Marks upper left: Amsterdam : Donne au public, par Aud. & Henry de Leth a Amsterdam sur le Pont de la Bourse au Pescheur.
upper center: Carte nouvelle de la mer du Sud : dressée par ordre des principaux directeurs & tirée des memoires les plus recents et des relations des navigateurs les plus modernes, tant de France, que d'Espagne l'on ÿa joint, diverses remarques curieuses || par raport aux decouvertes des graduations des manierres du pais que de la navigation
upper right: Uyt gegeven door And. en Hend. de Leth tot Amsteldam op de Beurs-Zluys in de Visser
Collection Works on Paper - Greenough Collection
People Greenough, Beatrice, 1908-1984
Leth, Andries de, 1662-1731
Leth, Hendrik de, 1703-1766
Notes n.d.
Related Publications Appears in R. & J. Ottens' Atlas sive geographia compendiosa [1756?]. Cf. Phillips 4257, v. 7, no. 106.