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Auction 189, Lot 343

"Nieuwe Afteekening van de Eylanden van Fero", Keulen, Gerard van

Subject: Faroe Islands

Period: 1682 (circa)


Color: Black & White

23.4 x 19.8 inches
59.4 x 50.3 cm
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This large, uncommon sea chart details the Faroe Islands. Oriented with north to the right, the chart details the coastlines of each island, identifies towns, and depicts the mountainous topography. Depth soundings, rocks, shoals and safe anchorages are shown around the islands. An inset at bottom left details the area around Torshavn at at top are coastal profile views. Printed on two joined sheets, as issued.


Condition: A

A dark impression on bright, sturdy sheets with wide margins, minor offsetting, and light toning along the edges of the sheets.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $550

Closed on 9/14/2022