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Auction 132, Lot 672

"Pascaert vande Zuyd Zee en een Gedeelte van Brasil van Ilhas de Ladrones tot R. de la Plata…", Keulen, Johannes van

Subject: Pacific Ocean

Period: 1680 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

23 x 20 inches
58.4 x 50.8 cm
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Dramatic sea chart of the Pacific Ocean that also covers both coasts of North America and most of South America. The large island of California is presented on the second Sanson model with an indented northern coastline and the Straet Anian above it. In the upper left corner, the spurious coastlines of Eso and Compagnies Land appear north of Japan. The Ilhas de Ladrones (islands of thieves) are detailed along with a plethora of islands in the central Pacific. In the vicinity of Australia, partial coastlines of Carpentaria, Tasmania and New Zealand appear, documenting the Dutch discoveries in the region. The graphic title cartouche incorporates a variety of allegorical and maritime figures, and ships and sea battles fill the ocean.

References: McLaughlin #76; Tooley (Amer) #45, p. 123; Tooley (AUS) #795; Wagner (NW) #443.

Condition: C+

The map has paper restoration along an extraneous fold near the center with some facsimile of the rhumb lines and lettering in the cartouche. The paper is sound and the restoration is well done and not distracting.

Estimate: $3,250 - $4,000

Sold for: $1,900

Closed on 6/2/2010