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Antique maps > oceans > Antique chart of America by J. Van Keulen
Pas Kaart van West Indien Behelsende soo deszelffs Vaste Kusten als d'onder Behoorende Eylanden aan de Noord Oceaan ... - Van Keulen Johannes , 1697-1709.
Sea chart of the western Atlantic Ocean and the American continent, oriented to the west.
Covers the entire eastern US seaboard as well as the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico.
Second state with engraved number 1.
Cartographer: C. J. Vooght
Size: 50.5 x 57cm (19.7 x 22.2 inches)
Condition: Old coloured, some worm damage (2 x 2 cm) repaired at lower centrefold.
Condition Rating: B
References: Burden, 583, State 2; Koeman, Keu (116)*
From: De Nieuwe Groote Lichtende Zee-Fakkel, ... Amsterdam, J. van Keulen, 1697-1709.
"In 1684 Johannes van Keulen published the fourth volume of the Zee-Fakkel (Sea Torch). This covered the waters of the east coast of the continent of America as far south as the Amazon River, a similar coverage to the earlier Arent Roggeveen atlas, 1675. De Zee-Fakkel was van Keulen's pilot guide which contrary to his Zee-Atlas includes descriptive text. The first chart in this work is this general one of the Atlantic approaches to the continent. It was drawn by the mathematician Claas Janz. Vooght. The majority of the cartography is derived from his earlier 1680 chart of the West Indies, here extended to the north to take in Labrador, and rotated to place the west at the top. The only disparities are the naming of CAROLINA and Charles Touwne and a slightly larger Albemarle Sound. Dutch claims in the north-east are still identified, here as far north as present day Maine. No mention is made of New York or New-England, although some of latter's coastal town are identified such as New London, Providence, Pleymouth, Baston, Salem and Dover. French Canada is shown with all the usual nomenclature. The whole is finished with an ornate title cartouche depicting scenes relating to the production of sugar cane." (Burden)
Item number: 05695
Price: 2600 Euro
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