Gulf Coast Map
This map is the first to focus on the region, and is the first time the
coastline from the Sabine River to the Yucatan peninsula appeared on one
map. Arent Roggeveen, a Dutch surveyor, designed this map based off
information from the Dutch West India Company. Roggeveen originally
published the map in 1675, but after his death, his publisher purchased
the plates, added his name to the title, and reissued the map in 1680,
which is when this particular map was printed.
This map of the Gulf Coast is displayed according to the orientation of
the title, but to read it properly it should be turned counterclockwise
ninety degrees. Here you can see a comparison of the map coastline and
the actual coastline in its proper orientation.
Find De Cust van Westindien on the UNT Library Catalog.