"Wester-Goe", Colom, Jacob Aertz
Period: 1660 (circa)
Publication: De Vyerighe Colom Klaer Vertoonende in Vyftich Onderscheydene …
Color: Hand Color
9.3 x 6.4 inches
23.6 x 16.3 cm
This is a very scarce little map of the Wester-goe, or western land in the province of Friesland from Colom's only land atlas. The map is adorned with a decorative cartouche supported by two cherubs, a strapwork scale of miles and a simple compass orienting north to the right corner. Jacob Aertsz Colom started the Colom publishing company. He founded the Navigation School in Amsterdam, and published a number of fine sea charts, coasting pilots and this small atlas of Belgium and The Netherlands.
Nice, dark impression. The map has original margins with some toning and rounding at the corners, not affecting the map.