DE GROOTE NIEUWE VERMEERDERDE ZEE-ATLAS OFTE WATER-WERELT.

Lot Number 103
Author KEULEN, JOHANNES VAN.
Title DE GROOTE NIEUWE VERMEERDERDE ZEE-ATLAS OFTE WATER-WERELT.
Year Published 1697
Place Printed AMSTERDAM JOHANNES VAN KEULEN
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Description DE GROOTE NIEUWE VERMEERDERDE ZEE-ATLAS OFTE WATER-WERELT. AMSTERDAM: JOHANNES VAN KEULEN, 1697 Folio (540 x 340mm.), engraved allegorical title, printed index on two leaves, 146 (of 160) mostly double-page engraved charts, contemporary hand colour, contemporary Dutch vellum, maps numbered in manuscript at outer corners, title torn and frayed, without 6 leaves of text, lacking maps 1-5, 8, 15, 20, 23, 27, 28, 35, 36, 40, 44, 158 and 159, some oxidising of green pigment, 4 maps with slight loss in area of title cartouche, a few other maps with strengthening, binding stained
Comments Koeman IV, Keu 22, but cf. 20B CATALOGUE NOTE The family business established by Johannes van Keulen came to dominate Dutch chart publishing until the late eighteenth century. This large compilation contains maps from the five parts of Van Keulen's original Zee-Fakkel, and includes northern and Baltic navigation, southern and western navigation, the Mediterranean, Africa, and America. Dated 1697 on the title-page, the atlas is relatively early, with the charts still in good impressions, and with bright contemporary colour so typical of their atlases.
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Estimated Price GBP 40,000.00 - 60,000.00
( USD 67,200.00 - 100,800.00 )
Actual Price GBP 51,650.00 ( USD 83,156.50 )

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Auction House Sothebys
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Auction Name Travel, Atlases, Maps & Natural History
Sale Number #L12401
Auction Date May 9, 2012 - May 9, 2012
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