Auction 156, Lot 410

"Nieuwe Paskaart van de Zoute Eylanden...", Keulen, Johannes van

Subject: Cape Verde Islands

Period: 1697 (circa)

Publication: De Nieuwe Groote Lichtende Zee-Fakkel

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.9 x 20.4 inches
58.2 x 51.8 cm

A large copper engraved sea chart of the Cape Verde Islands. A beautiful decorative title cartouche with a sea shell surrounds the title that rests above a scene of Poseidon, mermaids and horses. The chart is further adorned with two sailing ships and a distance scale at bottom right featuring sea-boys and fish.

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Condition: A

A fine impression with attractive color. Narrow margins, as issued, and professionally remargined at top to accommodate framing.

Estimate: $475 - $600

Sold for: $350

Closed on 2/17/2016

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