"Paskaart van de Mont van de Witte Zee. Beginnende van Tiepena tot Pelitza...", Keulen, Johannes van
Subject: Barents & White Seas
Period: 1690 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
22.9 x 20.2 inches
58.2 x 51.3 cm
This very uncommon sea chart depicts the southern portion of the Barents Sea leading into the White Sea. The area labeled Laplandt represents the Kola Peninsula, and is largely obscured with 5 insets showing enlarged details of the Kola River, Lombascho, Swetenoes, the northeastern coastline of the Kola Peninsula, and Kildin Island. The map is handsomely adorned with a sailing ship, a large compass rose, and a decorative title cartouche featuring a bear hunt. North is oriented to the right.
On watermarked paper with light toning and minor soiling. There are a few short edge tears, two of which enter less than 1" into the map at top and have been closed on verso with archival tape.