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Auction 132, Lot 409

"Paskaart van't Canaal Engelandt Schotlandt en Yrland…", Keulen, Johannes van

Subject: Britain

Period: 1708 (circa)


Color: Black & White

22.8 x 20 inches
57.9 x 50.8 cm
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This is the second of Johannes van Keulen's sea charts of the British Isles, which was designed for Zee-Fakkel. Oriented by two compass roses with north on the left, the map provides a detailed picture of the coastlines of the English Channel and Britain. The large title cartouche obscures much of the east coast of England and Scotland. The scene was probably etched by Jan Luyken who signed the title page of both of Van Keulen's atlases. It presents a quaint scene of a shepherd boy with his sheepdog and a picnic basket, surrounded by his sheep and goats in a lovely pastoral landscape. This is the second state with the plate number 11, but without the apocryphal island of Brazil and a sandbank in the Atlantic. It appeared in both the Zee-Fakkel and in the Zee-Atlas from about 1704 onwards. The second state of this map is very scarce and rarely appears on the market.

References: Shirley (BI to 1750) Van Keulen 2.

Condition: B+

Tissue repairs on minor fold separations and a couple of unobtrusive spots.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500


Closed on 6/2/2010