Auction 116, Lot 355

"Pas-kaart Van de Zee Kusten van Carthagena Tierra Firma Costa Rica ende Honduras…", Keulen, Johannes van

Subject: Central America

Period: 1687 (circa)

Publication: De Nieuwe Groot Lichtende Zee-Fackel…

Color: Hand Color

23 x 20 inches
58.4 x 50.8 cm

This superb sea chart covers the Atlantic coast from Honduras to Colombia. The Golfo de Panama is also delineated. Four small inset maps, including a detailed view of Cartegena harbor, hide the relatively unknown inland regions of Columbia and Central America. The map is oriented with south at the top, as indicated by two compass roses, and is embellished with rhumb lines, a sailing ship and a large, figurative cartouche.

References: Phillips (A) 3444, Vol. 2, No. 31.

Condition: A

Sharp impression and good original margins. Repair of a short fold separation, else fine.

Estimate: $1,400 - $1,800

Sold for: $800

Closed on 9/20/2006