"Pascaerte van de Mont van de Witte Zee, tot aen de Rivier van Archangel", Jacobsz, Jacob
Subject: White Sea, Russia
Period: 1665 (circa)
Publication: Nieuw en groote Loots-mans Zee-Spiegel
Color: Hand Color
20.8 x 16.7 inches
52.8 x 42.4 cm
This very uncommon sea chart depicts the White Sea and approaches to Archangelsk. It is inset with enlarged details of Lombacho and Swetenoes. The chart is criss-crossed with rhumb lines and features soundings, anchorages, and shoals.
In order to distinguish themselves from other mapmakers with a similar name, the map publishing family with the name of Theunisz took the name Lootsman, or Pilot. Theunis or Anthonie Jacobsz, was the founder of a flourishing printing and publishing house in Amsterdam. His sons, Jacob and Casper, ran the company until the early 18th century.
A dark impression with attractive color, light soiling, and a few spots of foxing. There are archival repairs to a tiny hole at center and to several tiny chips and tears confined to the blank margins.