"Paskaart van de Witte Zee…", Keulen, Johannes van
Subject: Russia, White Sea
Period: 1740 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
23 x 20 inches
58.4 x 50.8 cm
An interesting sea chart of the White Sea, including the Kandalsksha Gulf, Onega Bay, Dvina Bay and Arkangelsk, with the Solovetsky Islands shown much too small. The map is graced with two superb cartouches; the title cartouche shows reindeer being ridden in a pastoral scene, the scale of miles features the trumpeting Angel of Fame, as well as a number of putti, one supporting the globe on his shoulders like Atlas.
Original color on a sheet with the bottom of the map trimmed inside the border. There are some scattered stains in the map and margin, and a few short marginal tears.