Auction 106, Lot 538

"[Pacific Ocean]", Keulen, Gerard van

Subject: Pacific Ocean

Period: 1704 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23.5 x 20 inches
59.7 x 50.8 cm

Superb map of the Pacific Ocean and the Americas featuring California as a large island. North America is separated from a large landmass labeled Terra Esonis and Compagnies by the Straet Anian. Early discoveries in the Pacific include parts of western New Zealand and Tasmania. The region of New Guinea is still quite confused but there are numerous islands named, both fictitious and real. The map is decorated with three compass roses, rhumb lines and a sailing ship. Two-sheets joined, as issued.

References: Goss (NA) plt. 44; McLaughlin #163; Tooley (Amer) p. 131, #84.

Condition: A

Few minor repairs on centerfold. Overall very good with wide margins, which is unusual for a sea chart.

Estimate: $2,750 - $3,250

Sold for: $3,500

Closed on 3/3/2004

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