Auction 98, Lot 257

"Nieuwe Paskaart van de Zoute Eylanden", Keulen, Johannes van

Subject: Cape Verde Islands

Period: 1687-96 (published)

Publication: De Nieuwe Groote Lichtende Zee-Fackel

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.5 x 20.2 inches
57.2 x 51.3 cm

A large copper engraved sea chart of the Cape Verde Islands. Beautiful decorative title cartouche with a sea shell surrounds the title that rests above a scene of Poseidon, mermaids and horses. Rhumb lines with a sailing ship and a distance scale at bottom right in a smaller cartouche with sea-boys and fish.

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Condition: B

Good impression and color on hand laid paper with three large watermarks. Some light foxing, centerfold repaired & close margins.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $425

Closed on 3/6/2002

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