Auction 119, Lot 519

"Wester-Goe", Colom, Jacob Aertz

Subject: Netherlands

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.


Condition: A

Nice, dark impression. The map has original margins with some toning and rounding at the corners, not affecting the map.

Estimate: $110 - $120

Sold for: $95

Closed on 5/9/2007