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Auction 105, Lot 283

"Paskaart van de Cust van Portugal, Barbaria , en Genehoa…", Keulen, Johannes van

Subject: Eastern Atlantic

Period: 1685 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.6 x 20 inches
57.4 x 50.8 cm
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Handsome sea chart of the Azores, Canary and Cape Verde island groups that were so important to the Atlantic trade routes. Much of the Spanish and Portuguese coastline is shown with many place names. The large pictorial cartouche includes a group of European merchants trading with native peoples. North is oriented to the left of the chart and indicated by two fine compass roses. A handsome chart that is filled with rhumb lines.


Condition: A

Strong impression on thick paper. Thin printers crease enters map at bottom. A hint of scattered surface soiling.

Estimate: $500 - $700

Sold for: $375

Closed on 12/3/2003