One of the gems from the 17th century is Pieter Verbist's edition (1644) of Willem Jansz
Blaeu's wall map.
Djoeke van Netten, Koopman in kennis: De uitgever Willem Jansz
Blaeu in de geleerde wereld (1571-1638).
It was the Dutch determination to locate the Great Southland within their existing East Indian commercial empire that resulted in the first known European landing on the Australian continent, that of Willem Jansz
at Cape York in 1606.
This part also describes Coronelli's use of vital statistical data (population, longevity, births), as well as on the different points of view and versions of geographic landscapes by Dutch cartographer Willem Jansz
Blaeu and Vitale Terrarossa (Professor at the University of Padua, and an Argonaut himself).
The only known arrival between those dates was of a ship not in the list, the Mauritius, with supercargo Willem Jansz
and skipper Lenaert Jacobsz.
Keuning, Willem Jansz
. Blaeu--a biography and history of his work as a cartographer and publisher, Amsterdam: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, 1973, pp.50-51.
Willem's River, the location of the second landfall of Willem Jansz
on the coast of Australia, appears between Eendracht Land discovered in 1616 and De Witt's Land discovered in 1628.
Major globe-makers like Martin Waldseemuller, Johann Schoner, Gerard Mercator, Willem Jansz
Blaeu, Emery Molyneux, John Senex, Joseph Moxon, Vincenzo Coronelli and John Cary have their exits and their entrances, along with less well-known figures like Richard Cushee.
This section also addresses the "Age of Discovery" through celestial maps such as Johannes Honter's The Southern Constellations (1541) and Willem Jansz
. Blaeu's Celestial Globe (1602).
Even more ironically, Willem Jansz
[Janszoon] had visited the Cape York peninsula a few months earlier, so becoming the first documented European to set eyes on Australia, but he took it to be part of New Guinea, having failed to identify the strait through which Torres subsequently sailed, severing that island from Incognita (Fig.