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Auction 156, Lot 459

"Nieuwe Paskaart van de Noord Bodem. Beginnende aen de Oost Zyde van Abo tot Torne en aen de Westkant...", Keulen, Johannes van

Subject: Gulf of Bothnia

Period: 1728 (circa)

Publication: [Gedrukr tot Amsterdam by Johannes van Keulen...]

Color: Black & White

23.1 x 19.9 inches
58.7 x 50.5 cm
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This intricately engraved chart focuses on the Gulf of Bothnia. The gulf is filled with rhumb lines, soundings, hazards, hundreds of tiny islands, and a single ship. A plethora of place names appear along Finland and Sweden's coasts along with some topographical detail. Seven coats-of-arms are illustrated as well. North is oriented to the right by compass roses topped with fleurs-de-lis. There are two cartouches, one for the distance scales at bottom left and a more elaborate one for the title at top right with various martial and allegorical figures around a sumptuous coat-of-arms.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) M.KEU-3b #17.

Condition: A

A dark impression on a watermarked sheet (E. V. Oorspronk) with a faint damp stain at bottom left, light printer's ink residue, and a printer's crease at bottom.

Estimate: $475 - $600

Sold for: $350

Closed on 2/17/2016