Auction 122, Lot 482

"Pascaert van de Noord Zee van Ameland tot de Hoofden", Wit, Frederick de

Subject: North Sea

Period: 1690 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23 x 18.5 inches
58.4 x 47 cm

This handsome coastal chart details the North Sea between England and the Netherlands. The Frisian Islands are shown along the coast of Holland to just south of Dunkerque. The English coast is more generally described, but the sea is full of rhumb lines, soundings, a compass rose and sailing ships. The decorative cartouche has figures representing the natives of the Dutch colonies trading with a representative of the Dutch East India Company.

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Condition: B

Sharp impression and old color. Overall, light toning and a couple spots of foxing, still nice.

Estimate: $1,100 - $1,400

Unsold

Closed on 12/5/2007

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