"Afbeeldinghe vande vermaerde zeehaven ende stadt van Duynkercken met der omliggende plaetsen Sanden ende droochten…", Hondius, Henricus
Period: 1631 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
20 x 17 inches
50.8 x 43.2 cm
Impressive sea chart depicts the coast at Dunkerque oriented with north at bottom. A few other cities are named along the coast and the banks and shoals are shown in the sea. A large fleet of warships fills the sea. At top is an expanded chart covering the coast from Middelburg to Boulogne-sur-Mer. There is a superb inset coastal view of the city of Dunkerque and at the lower left, under the compass rose, is an inset of the coast near Calais.
Lightly toned with original color. Couple of insignificant spots, still overall very good.