"Paskaarte van Ysland, Spitsberge, en Ian Mayen Eyland, in 't Groot", Keulen, Johannes van
Subject: Iceland, Spitsbergen & Jan Mayen
Period: 1684 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
23 x 19.9 inches
58.4 x 50.5 cm
Three charts on one sheet depicting Iceland, Spitsbergen and Jan Mayen, with ornamental borders between the charts. The charts depict numerous coastal place names, soundings, and navigational hazards. Each chart is adorned with its own compass rose, orienting the maps of Spitsbergen and Jan Mayen to the north and the map of Iceland to the east. The volcano Hekla is shown smoking in the center of Iceland, and a vignette of the Beerenberg volcano graces the interior of Jan Mayen. The map is further decorated with sea monsters, ships, and a fisherman spearing a walrus.
References: Tooley (MCC-71) #393.
Original color on watermarked paper with light offsetting and a few cracks caused by the oxidation of the green pigment, which have been reinforced on verso with archival material. The map split completely along the centerfold, and has been professionally repaired with a small amount of border between maps replaced in facsimile.