Auction 97, Lot 113

"Pascaarte vande Noorder Zee custen van America, vande West-hoeck van Ysland doorde Straet Davis en Hudson, tot aen Terra Neuf", Keulen, Johannes van

Subject: Canada

Period: 1687 (published)

Publication: De Nieuwe Groote Lichtende Zee-Fackel, Tweede Deel

Color: Hand Color

23 x 19.5 inches
58.4 x 49.5 cm

Great sea chart of Hudson Bay, Labrador, Newfoundland, James, Island and Greenland. Compass roses, loxodromic lines, and ships decorate the oceans and both the title and distance scale are embellished with scene of hunters, trading, Native Americans and animals. First drawn in 1680 and based on Doncker's final chart of Hudson Bay and the arctic, with nearly identical cartouches. This is the second state with the "met Priviligie voor/ 15 Iaar" added to the cartouche and the error "Teppa Nova" in Newfoundland, instead of Terra Nova. Accompanied by a photocopy of the title page.

References: Kershaw #206; Phillips (A) #3444, Vol. 2, #43.

Condition: B

Two sheets joined, as issued. Repaired splits on centerfold. Later, somewhat uneven, coloring. Overall clean and bright.

Estimate: $900 - $1,000

Sold for: $650

Closed on 12/5/2001