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Antique maps > america > north america > Antique map - Sea chart of the Gulf of Mexico by J. Van Keulen
Pas Kaart van de Golff van Mexico ... - Van Keulen Johannes , 1697-1709.
Sea chart of the Gulf of Mexico, oriented to the West. Inset with the coast near Veracruz.
Cartographer: C. J. Vooght
"This map covers the coastline from the panhandle of present day Florida around to the Yucatan peninsula. The main feature of this map is its originality of form. It is the first sea chart of the western portion of the Gulf of Mexico detailing the coastal waters of present-day Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. The geography is largely derived from the exceedingly rare Hessel Gerritsz chart of c.1631. The entire region had not developed cartographically in a while and all of the toponyms are old Spanish ones. The panhandle region lacks any recognisable feature, Cabo Escondido most likely relating to Cape San Blas near the site of Apalachicola. The Baja de Spirito Sancto represents the mouth of the Mississippi River." (Burden)
Size: 51 x 57.5cm (19.9 x 22.4 inches)
Condition: Old coloured, minor spotting.
Condition Rating: A
References: Koeman, Keu (129*); Burden, 592, State 3 (of 4).
From: De Nieuwe Groote Lichtende Zee-Fakkel, ... Amsterdam, J. van Keulen, 1697-1709.
Item number: 13687
Price: 3300 Euro
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