"Canarische Eylanden Canaria, Tenerisa, Forteventura Etc.", Doncker, Henrick
Subject: Canary Islands
Period: 1659 (circa)
Publication: De Zee-Atlas ofte Water-Waerelt
Color: Hand Color
21 x 16.8 inches
53.3 x 42.7 cm
This attractive sea chart depicts the Canary Islands with north oriented to the top right corner of the sheet. An inset at top right shows finer detail of Lanzarote Island from Porto de Cavallos to Porto de Naos. The chart includes a few place names on the islands as well as numerous soundings, shoals and anchorages. The decorative title cartouche at lower left is surmounted by two putti.
Trimmed to the neatline all around and entirely backed with old paper. There is a narrow, 3" abrasion to the right of the centerfold with a minor amount of rhumb lines drawn in facsimile and light scattered foxing.