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