"Paskaart vande Noord Cust van Schotland als Mede de Eylanden van Hitlandt en Fero", Keulen, Johannes van
Subject: Northern Scotland with Orkney, Shetland and Faroe Islands
Period: 1680 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
23.1 x 20.2 inches
58.7 x 51.3 cm
This handsome sea chart depicts the northern tip of Scotland with the Orkney, Shetland and Faroe Islands. The chart is adorned with three compass roses orienting north to the bottom and two sailing ships. The large title cartouche features Neptune and several mermaids. This is an early state with engraved number 19 at bottom right.
References: Tooley (MCC-71) #394.
A nice impression with attractive color, some soiling, a light damp stain at bottom, and show-through of old manuscript ink on verso. There are archival repairs to a 4.5" centerfold separation at bottom and a few small worm tracks adjacent to centerfold at top, with rhumb lines in facsimile. There is little to no bottom margin.