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Auction 125, Lot 8

"[Frontispiece]", Keulen, Johannes van

Subject: Frontispiece

Period: 1724 (dated)

Publication: De Nieuwe Groote Lichtende Zee-fakkel

Color: Hand Color

10.5 x 15.7 inches
26.7 x 39.9 cm

This great engraving is from one of Van Keulen's important sea atlases. At the heart of the scene is a large globe with a group of cartographers and mariners gathered around it. In addition to the globe, they are consulting an atlas, sea chart, and scientific instruments. Mythical figures and putti reside in the clouds above the scene. The text below credits Johannes van Keulen, a sea chart and instrument maker.


Condition: B+

The engraving is sharp with fine coloring heightened with gold. Soiled text and margins with paper restoration in upper left corner with neatline in facsimile.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/24/2008