"Nieuwe Pascaert van alle de Vlaemse Eylanden met Huinne Diepten en Drooghten...", Keulen, Johannes van
Subject: Azores Islands
Period: 1690 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
22.8 x 20 inches
57.9 x 50.8 cm
This decorative sea chart shows the Azores Islands from Corvo and Flores to Sao Miguel and Santa Maria. Inland detail is confined to topography, and there are numerous place names, safe anchorages and navigational hazards depicted along the coastlines. Three large insets show enlarged detail of the coasts around Saint Cruz (now Horta) on Fayal, Vila Franca do Campo on Sao Miguel, and Angra on Terciera, with a bird's-eye plan of Angra and additional navigational information. Five putti hold the drape-style title cartouche aloft, and two more putti are engaged in fishing atop the scale of miles cartouche. Several compass roses and a sea battle between two galleons further adorn the chart.
A nice impression on watermarked paper with some minor paper weakness along the centerfold and a small stain adjacent to the centerfold. A small edge chip at top right is confined to the blank margin.