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Auction 176, Lot 374

"Pascaart vande Canaal, Engeland, Schotland, en Yrland, Synde vande Miswysingh en veel Fouten Verbetert door veel Ervaerne Stierlieden", Keulen, Johannes van

Subject: Britain

Period: 1680 (circa)

Publication: Zee-Atlas

Color: Hand Color

24 x 20.5 inches
61 x 52.1 cm
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Rare and elegantly engraved chart of the British Isles and English Channel, based on a chart by Anthony Jacobsz from 1644. Place names are confined to the coastlines, and soundings, rocks, shoals, and other navigational information are included. Two decorative compass roses orient north to the right. The title cartouche features a cloth merchant, a shepherd playing music for his flock, and putti holding up the royal coat of arms. This is the first of van Keulen's sea charts of the British Isles.

References: Shirley (BI to 1750) Van Keulen 1.

Condition: A

A crisp impression on a bright sheet with a couple of minor spots. Professionally remargined at the sides to accommodate framing.

Estimate: $700 - $850

Sold for: $550

Closed on 2/12/2020