"Golfo van Venetien. Nieulycx Uytgegeven", Doncker, Henrick
Subject: Gulf of Venice
Period: 1664 (circa)
Color: Black & White
19.9 x 15.6 inches
50.5 x 39.6 cm
This elegant chart focuses on the Gulf of Venice, stretching from the Strait of Otranto north to Venice. Place names appear along the coasts, and anchorages, harbors, and a number of smaller islands are shown. The entire chart is crisscrossed by rhumb lines, and two compass roses orient north to the upper left corner. A decorative title cartouche surrounded by putti completes the composition in the bottom right corner.
A crisp impression with a few unobtrusive spots within the image and a short printer's crease at top. There are damp stains and scattered foxing around the edges of the sheet.