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Old antique sea chart of America, by Johannes Van Keulen.

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Pas Kaart van West Indien Behelsende soo deszelffs Vaste Kusten als d'onder Behoorende Eylanden aan de Noord Oceaan ... - Johannes Van Keulen, 1684.


Old sea chart of the western Atlantic Ocean and the American continent, by J. Van Keulen.

Oriented to the west.

Covers the entire eastern US seaboard as well as the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico.

Cartographer: C. J. Vooght

Date of the first edition: 1684
Date of this map: 1684

Copper engraving, printed on paper.
Size (not including margins): 50.5 x 57cm (19.7 x 22.2 inches)
Verso: Blank
Condition: Original coloured, excellent.
Condition Rating: A+
References: Burden, 583, State 1; Koeman, Keu (116); McCorkle, 680.3; de Vries, Appendix 6, #213

From: De Nieuwe Groote Lightende Zee-Fakkel, 't Vierde Deel. ... Amsterdam, 1684. (Koeman, Keu 109A)

"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)

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