"Paskaart van de Cust van Portugal, Barbaria, en Genehoa Beginnende van d' Barlenges tot aan C. Verde...", Keulen, Johannes van
Subject: Azores, Canary, & Cape Verde Islands, North Atlantic
Period: 1680 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
22.8 x 20 inches
57.9 x 50.8 cm
This handsome sea chart shows the Azores, Canary, and Cape Verde island groups that were so important to the Atlantic trade routes. Much of the Spanish and Portuguese coastline is shown with many place names. The large pictorial cartouche includes a group of European merchants trading with native peoples. North is oriented to the left of the chart and indicated by two fine compass roses. A handsome chart that is filled with rhumb lines.
A nice impression on a sturdy sheet with wide margins, moderate soiling, and an extraneous crease adjacent to centerfold.