Auction 121, Lot 637

"Pascaerte van de Mont van de Witte Zee, tot aen de Rivier van Archangel", Jacobsz, Jacob

Subject: Russia

Period: 1676 (circa)

Publication: Water Werelt ofte Zee Atlas

Color: Hand Color

20.5 x 16.8 inches
52.1 x 42.7 cm

Very uncommon sea chart depicts the approaches to Archangelsk showing the White Sea, and is inset with enlarged details of Lombacho and Swetenoes. The map publishing family with the name of Theunisz took the name Lootsman, or Pilot to distinguish themselves from other mapmakers with a similar name. Theunis or Anthonie Jacobsz, was the founder of a flourishing printing and publishing house in Amsterdam. The sons, Jacob and Casper, ran the company until the early 18th century.

References: Tooley (Mapmakers) p 330.

Condition: A

An attractive sheet with a nice impression. There are some paper repairs on the verso to some minor tears on the bottom and a repaired corner on the top left.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $350

Closed on 9/26/2007