Auction 145, Lot 119

"Nouvelle Carte Marine du Grand Banq de Terra Neuff a Grand Point…", Keulen, Gerard van

Subject: Newfoundland, Canada

Period: 1728 (published)

Publication: De Nieuwe Groote Ligtende Zee-Fakkel

Color: Black & White

22.5 x 20 inches
57.2 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.

Condition: B+

A slightly uneven impression in the cartouche with minor soiling. There are a few tiny chips in blank margins and edge tears, a few of which just enter map border, all of which have been professionally repaired. Backed with Japanese tissue.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $425

Closed on 6/12/2013