Auction 124, Lot 431

"Nieuwe Paskaart van de Noord Zee…", Keulen, Johannes van

Subject: North Sea

Period: 1740 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

23.8 x 20 inches
60.5 x 50.8 cm

An uncommon and detailed sea chart of the North Sea with north oriented to the right by two lovely compass roses. The map shows the eastern coastlines of England and Scotland to the Shetland Islands, and from Scandinavia to Flanders, with soundings and coastal detail. It is decorated with a spectacular cartouche that incorporates the scale of miles and two coats of arms. A lone ship sails the sea.


Condition: C+

Original color on a sheet that is trimmed for binding at the top and bottom, with some loss of the border. There are a few stains in the map and a couple of tears that have been repaired with paper on the verso.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $2,750

Closed on 5/7/2008