Auction 139, Lot 394

"Nieuwe Gelyk Gradige of Platte Zekaart van het Noorder Deel van Europa Vertoonende de Geheele Groenlandse en Moskovise Scheepvaard... / Nouvelle Carte Marine de la Partie Septentrionale de l'Europe d'Emontrant la Navigation de Groenland et Moscovie", Keulen, Gerard van

Subject: Arctic Ocean

Period: 1730 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
39 x 23.5 inches
99.1 x 59.7 cm

This large, scarce sea chart of the Arctic Ocean shows Iceland, Spitsbergen, and parts of Greenland, Scandinavia and Russia. The coastlines are well detailed with place names, soundings, shoals, anchorages, and navigational hazards. The coastline of Greenland is largely blank, except for a few notations of explorers' discoveries. The map is adorned with a 16-point compass rose and rhumb lines. On two sheets, joined.

References:

Condition: B+

Light toning along folds and a tiny professionally repaired worm hole in blank area of distance cartouche. There are a few tiny tears in bottom corners, far from map image.

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,500

Sold for: $700

Closed on 2/15/2012

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