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Rare Antique Map-CHANNEL-ENGLAND-FRANCE-SEA CHART-de Vries-van Keulen-c.1695
c.1695. Engraving on hand laid (verge) paper. on paper. Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 61.3 x 53.7 cm. The image size is ca. 59 x 51 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 24.1 x 21.1 inch. The image size is ca. 23.2 x 20.1 inch.Antique map, titled: 'A New Gradually Encreasing Compass-Map of the Coming in of the Channel, or the Heads …' - A detailed chart of the part of the Channel / La Manche between Boulogne to Calais on the French side, and Camber/Dungeness to Dover on the English side. The text is given in three languages (English, French and Dutch). Published by G. van Keulen (Amsterdam). Johannes van Keulen (1654-1711) - Gerard van Keulen (1678-c.1727). The Dutch produced a remarkable number of enterprising and prolific map and chart makers but not even the Blaeu and Jansson establishments could rival the vigour of the van Keulen family whose business was founded in 1680 and continued under their name until 1823 The firm was founded by Johannes van Keulen who was registered as a bookseller in Amsterdam in 1678. In 1680 he published the first part of his Zee Atlas which, over the years, was expanded to 5 volumes and continued in one form or another until 1734. More ambitious and with a far longer and more complicated life was his book of sea charts, the Zee-Fakkel, published in 1681-82 Although the firm was founded by Johannes van Keulen, he was primarily a publisher. it was his son, Gerard, a talented engraver and mathematician, Hydrographer to the East India Company, who became the mainspring of the business, which not only published charts but also books o … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Pictura Prints, Art & Books [Overasselt, Netherlands]
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