"Nieuwe Paskaert vande Gheheele Westersche Scheep-Vaert...", Keulen, Johannes van
Subject: Eastern Atlantic Ocean
Period: 1654 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
23 x 20 inches
58.4 x 50.8 cm
Splendid sea chart of the eastern Atlantic with the coastlines from Britain through Cape Verde. The map is highly decorative with a large cartouche showing European and African traders, a garland imprint cartouche, a putti holding a coat of arms, Neptune adorning the scale cartouche, two sailing ships, two compass roses, a sea monster and rhumb lines.
A nice impression on watermarked paper with very light soiling, a few minor creases, and a professionally repaired centerfold separation that just passes neatline at bottom.