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Auction 100, Lot 272

"Pars Caert van 't in komen van de Canael; hoe men die sal aen doen als men uyt de Weft komt", Doncker, Henrick

Subject: Atlantic

Period: 1670 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

20.8 x 17 inches
52.8 x 43.2 cm
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Sea chart covering the northeastern Atlantic. Coastlines include parts of the northern coast of Spain, Bretagne, Southwestern England and the southern coast of Ireland. Two fine compass roses orient the chart with north at left. A large title cartouche features Neptune, a mermaid and a host of cherubs.


Condition: B

Lovely original color. Toned with some light foxing. Small burn hole in Spain and two worm tracks at centerfold. Backed with 18th or 19th century paper for additional strength, as is common for sea charts with weakened paper in margins.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $350

Closed on 9/12/2002