"Nieuwe Paskaart van de Zee Kusten van Gunea van Cabo Verde tot Cabo de Bona Esteranca", Keulen, Johannes van
Subject: Western Africa
Period: 1720 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
23 x 20 inches
58.4 x 50.8 cm
This rare sea chart covers the western coast of Africa from Cape Verde south to the Cape of Good Hope. Two lovely compass roses orient north to the left, and an oared galley, a galleon and two sea monsters embellish the map. Place names fill the coastline and the mouth of the Congo River is noted. The title cartouche is topped with a scene of natives, elephants and ivory. The scale of miles is attended by a putti and two mermen. There are no records of sale in more than 25 years of price records.
A fine impression printed on double thick paper commonly used for sea charts. There are linen hinge remnants on the verso.