"Nieuwe Paskaart van de Kust van Portugal Beginnende 3 a 4 Myl Benoorde C. Roxent, tot aen C.d. S. Vincente...", Keulen, Johannes van
Period: 1695 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
22.6 x 19.9 inches
57.4 x 50.5 cm
This very handsome engraved sea chart shows the coast of Portugal from Lisbon to the Cape Saint Vincent (Vila do Bispo). Lisbon is shown as a large fortified city with ship anchorages located as well a few soundings in the bay. Across the bay are large salt collection fields. Further south across from Setubal are even larger sea salt areas. The coastal shores contain a few place names along the Atlantic. The large pictorial cartouche includes Mercury and allegorical figures with the center figure representing death & time and a female at right holding a flaming lantern with her eyes covered with a cloth that is being lifted by death. North is oriented to the left of the chart and indicated by two fine compass roses and a large array of rhumb lines.
A crisp impression on paper with an "I W P" watermark, minor toning and soiling, and a few tiny tears in the bottom blank margin that have been closed with archival materials.