Auction 125, Lot 491

"Pascaarte vande Noorder Zee…", Colom, Arnold

Subject: North Sea

Period: 1658 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

21 x 16.5 inches
53.3 x 41.9 cm

This is a scarce, early sea chart of the North Sea featuring fine detail along the coastlines. Oriented with north to the right, the English and Scottish coastlines and the Shetlands occupy the top of the chart, the coasts of Holland and Denmark are at left, and the Norwegian coastline is along the bottom. The chart is filled with soundings, shoals, and an array of rhumb lines. Two very fancy compass roses and a large decorative title cartouche complete the composition.

References: Tooley (MCC-70) #100.

Condition: B+

An attractive sheet with the centerfold professionally reinforced, a few lines of facsimile at the centerfold.

Estimate: $700 - $900

Sold for: $800

Closed on 9/24/2008