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Auction 156, Lot 541

"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
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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.


Condition: B+

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.

Estimate: $550 - $750

Sold for: $250

Closed on 2/17/2016