Auction 134, Lot 441

"De Cust van Noorwegen Vertoonde van Bergen tot aen de hoeck van Horrel", Jacobsz, Anthonie

Subject: Norway

Period: 1683 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20.7 x 16.6 inches
52.6 x 42.2 cm

Oriented with north to the left by two compass roses, this chart covers the coastline from Bergen to the High Land of Horrel. While not showing the full fjords, it does provide graphic detail of the navigational hazards along the coast. It is embellished with rhumb lines, a sailing ship and two cartouches. Anthony Jacobsz Theunis, also known as Lootsman, was the founder of a firm of Dutch sea chart makers in Amsterdam. His works were designed specifically for use by sea captains and thus are now quite rare.

References: Tooley (MCC-71) #308.

Condition: B

Chart has ample evidence of use with overall surface soil. It has been professionally conserved restoring two fingernail-size holes in the sea, a small area in the scale cartouche, backed with tissue and remargined. This work was done by a skilled conservator and the chart is ready for another 300 years of service!

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $375

Closed on 12/1/2010

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