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Keulen Johannes van (1654 - 1715) Amsterdam
De Noordelyckte Kuste van America
Artist: Keulen Johannes van ( - 1715) Amsterdam; issued in: Amsterdam; date: ca 1680 1654 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 49 x 56; - description: chart of northeastern Canada, Greenland, Baffin Bay.; -vita of the artist: Johannes van Keulen (1654 - 1715) was a 17th-century Dutch cartographer. He published the influential nautical atlas the Zee-Atlas and the pilot guide Zee-Fakkel .In 1678 Johannes van Keulen established himself in Amsterdam and in 1680 he obtained a patent from the States of Holland and West Friesland allowing him to print and publish maritime atlases and shipping guides. These were books of maps and descriptions of itineraries, used by helmsmen for safe navigation. The patent was a kind of protection against illegal copying of produced books and charts. This was especially important for the atlases which were made with extensive initial costs. Van Keulen named his firm ?In de Gekroonde Lootsman? ('In the Crowned Pilot'). Soon Van Keulen struck a deal with cartographer Claes Jansz. Vooght.
Bookseller: Antique Sommer& Sapunaru KG
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