New Guinea Shape and Situation

Novae Guineae Forma & Situs [New Guinea Shape and Situation], Antwerp, 1593.
Cornelis de Jode
engraving
ML X912/13

New Guinea Shape and Situation

Below New Guinea and the Solomon Islands is depicted a fanciful Great South Land. A hunter with a bow and arrow is attacking a griffin, a lion and a snake. The Dutch would unveil this mysterious land over the course of the following century.