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Auction 123, Lot 126

"Pascaarte vande Noorder Zee custen van America, vande West-hoeck van Ysland doorde Straet Davis en Hudson, tot aen Terra Neuf", Keulen, Johannes van

Subject: Canada and Greenland

Period: 1728 (circa)

Publication: De Nieuwe Groote Lichtende Zee-Fackel…

Color: Hand Color

23.5 x 19.7 inches
59.7 x 50 cm

This is a great sea chart of Hudson Bay, Labrador, Newfoundland, James Island and Greenland. Compass roses, loxodromic lines, and ships decorate the oceans and both the title and distance scale are embellished with scenes of hunters, trading, Native Americans and animals. The title cartouche is truly astonishing, with a hunter fully dressed in fur hunting a polar bear family with bow and arrow. This map was first drawn in 1680 and is based on Doncker's final chart of Hudson Bay and the Arctic, with nearly identical cartouches. Fourth state, with the addition of James Bay off of Cape Henrietta Maria.

References: Kershaw #208.

Condition: B

A dark impression with attractive color, and printed on double thick paper. The left margin has been extended to accommodate framing. There are a few damp stains and marginal soil.

Estimate: $700 - $900

Sold for: $600

Closed on 2/20/2008