"Paskaart van de Kust van Maroca Beginnende van Larache, tot aan C. Cantin...", Keulen, Johannes van
Subject: Northwestern Africa
Period: 1700 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
22.6 x 19.8 inches
57.4 x 50.3 cm
This beautifully engraved chart shows a stretch of the Moroccan coastline. It names several cities and rivers along the coast, and rhumb lines, soundings, anchorages, and hazards appear in the water. An inset at top right zooms in on Sale and Rabat. A ship is depicted sailing across the Atlantic, and a compass rose orients north to the left. The title and distance scales are enclosed in a vibrant decorative cartouche that features a number of allegorical figures, including Mercury and a female standing on an anchor with a bird perched upon her arm.
There is light scattered foxing and soiling. Two small damp stains just enter the image at the top and bottom right corners, and there is a centerfold separation that enters less than 1" into map at top.