"Nouvelle Carte Marine du Grand Banq de Terra Neuff a Grand Point…", Keulen, Gerard van
Subject: Newfoundland, Canada
Period: 1728 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
23 x 20 inches
58.4 x 50.8 cm
This uncommon, decorative sea chart of the Grand Bank includes the southeast corner of Newfoundland at the top of the chart, which was entirely re-engraved for this forth state of the map. The important fishing area of the Grand Bank includes numerous soundings and other navigational information. An inset of the Avalon Peninsula fills the bottom left corner. A lovely title cartouche features cherubs casting fishing nets with a sailing ship in the background.
References: Kershaw #193.
Soiled, and backed with Japanese tissue to repair a long centerfold separation, a few small holes and some minute worm holes, with minor loss of image.