Auction 134, Lot 687

"Nieuwe Pascaart Voor een Gedeelte Van de Zeekusten Van Barbaria Beginnende Van C. Mesurata Tot Caap Rusato als Meeste de Wet Kust van Candia…", Keulen, Johannes van

Subject: Northern Africa, Libya

Period: 1680 (circa)

Publication: De Nieuwe Groote Lichtende Zee-Fackel

Color: Hand Color

23 x 20 inches
58.4 x 50.8 cm

Interesting sea chart of the Libyan coast from Cap Rusaro (Darnah) to C. Mesurata (Misratah) encompassing the Gulf of Sidra. It is embellished with rhumb lines throughout and is oriented with north and the Mediterranean at the bottom. Decorated with two compass roses and a sea battle between a European sailing ship and a Mediterranean galley ship. A large title cartouche, surmounted by figures and a coat of arms, dominates the upper left quadrant.


Condition: B

Backed with tissue to strengthen an area of damp stain and minor tears at top center. The right margin varies from 1/4" to none, as issued.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 12/1/2010