Copper engraved map, period hand-colouring. Sheet size: 21 x 24 1/4 inches. Van Keulen's excellent chart of Florida and Cuba with highly attractive period colour. This very handsome chart of parts of Florida and Cuba was first published by Johannes van Keulen in his Zee-Fakkel in 1684, but can also be found in his Zee-Atlas . The present example is in Burden's second state with the page number '15' engraved in the lower left corner. The drawing was done by Claes Jansz. Vooght. Though not the first Dutch chart to be published of the region, this chart derives from entirely different, original sources. "It is the first sea chart of the eastern portion of the Gulf of Mexico detailing the west coast of Florida" (Burden). The chart is oriented with north to the left hand side of the sheet. A good deal of the western coast of the peninsula and the western part of the region are depicted. As the title suggests, the "canal" between Florida and Cuba is demonstrated, and a good portion of the western half of Cuba is shown. The chart includes three inset maps of Cuban harbors: Havana, Matanzas and what is called Baja Hondo, possibly Golfo de Guanahacabibes. The cartouche is attractively decorated with Neptune, god of the sea, and one of the gods of the winds, probably Zephir. Burden The Mapping of North America II, 591, state 2; Koeman, The Sea on Paper , 1972; Koeman Atlantes Neelandici IV, Keu109A, no.15 & p.380; Martin & Martin, Maps of Texas and the Southwest pp.84-85; cf Phillips Atlases nos. 530, 3444 & 3453. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Pas kaart Van de Boght van Florida Met de ...
Publisher: Johannes van Keulen
Publication Date: 1687
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