Auction 145, Lot 456

"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.

Condition: C+

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.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $170

Closed on 6/12/2013