"Paskaarte van de Zuyder Zee, met Alle des Zelfs Inkomende Gaaten...", Keulen, Johannes van
Subject: Ijsselmeer, Netherlands
Period: 1705 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
22.5 x 20.1 inches
57.2 x 51.1 cm
This is an early edition of van Keulen's magnificent chart of the Ijsselmeer and the Wadden Islands. The waters are filled with soundings, sandbars, and navigational notes. The chart also shows the key rivers and towns on land, with the larger cities depicted with miniature bird's-eye plans. Two lovely compass roses orient north to the right, and Amsterdam is located at bottom right of the chart. The map is handsomely embellished with ships and two lovely cartouches. The title cartouche features Europa, Mercury, and a lion to symbolize the Dutch Republic; the second cartouche displays van Keulen's imprint and is surrounded by putti and the coat of arms of Amsterdam.
A fine, dark impression with lovely color. Remargined at top with a portion of the border expertly replaced in facsimile, and chips in right and left blank margins have also been professionally repaired, with a small amount of image in facsimile.