"Paskaart van de Kuste van, Gualate en Arguyn. Beginnende van C. Bajador tot C. Blanco. Seer Nau-Keurigh Op-Gestelt", Keulen, Johannes van
Subject: Western Africa
Period: 1681 (circa)
Color: Black & White
22.8 x 19.9 inches
57.9 x 50.5 cm
Oriented with north to the left, this ornate chart details the coastline from Cape Blanco north to Cape Bojador, essentially covering the coast of present-day disputed territory of Western Sahara. The sea chart is arrayed with rhumb lines, two compass roses, and an attractive distance cartouche featuring a mermaid making a chart. The top right corner is decorated with a magnificent figurative cartouche featuring a hunting vignette and flanked by merchants and warriors.
A fine impression on sturdy paper with a couple minor spots.