"Pas kaert van 't Oostelycke deel Der Middelandsche Zee", Doncker, Henrick
Period: 1670 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
20 x 16 inches
50.8 x 40.6 cm
Finely engraved sea chart of the eastern Mediterranean covering from Italy and Tunisia through Turkey and Israel. Superb detail of the coastlines and islands. Key at top names all the tiny islands of the Greek Archipelago. Decorated with a large title cartouche, flanked by two seamen and a cherub, compass roses and rhumb lines.
Beautiful original color. Toned with a few minor stains. Backed with 18th or 19th century paper for additional strength, as is common for sea charts.