"Nieuwe Pas-Caart: Vertoonende, hoemen uy t' de Canaal, de Custen van Portugael, Barbarijen, de Canarische en Vlaemsche Eylanden beseylen zal", Doncker, Henrick
Subject: Eastern Atlantic
Period: 1670 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
21 x 17 inches
53.3 x 43.2 cm
Handsome sea chart with north oriented to the left by two decorative compass roses. Parts of the European coastline from Plymouth, England through the Gualata Regio on the Barbary coast of Africa are detailed at the top of the chart. Includes the strategic Canary and Azores island groups. Rhumb lines, a tiny sailing ship, and a decorative cartouche.
Beautiful original color. Toned with a split on bottom fold entering the map 1 1/2". Some foxing and damp stain in margins. Backed with 18th or 19th century paper for additional strength, as is common for sea charts.