Rare and very decorative, old coloured sea chart of the North Sea by J. Janssonius. Shows the North Sea coast with the Shetland and Orkney Islands, the Scottish and English east coast, Calais and Dover, the North Sea coast of the Netherlands and Germany, the coastline of the Baltic Sea in the east to Szczecin and in the north the south coast of Sweden. With Denmark and the Atlantic coast of Norway to Trondheim. North is oriented to the right. Decorated with rhumb lines, two compass roses and a cartouche with mileage scale. The title cartouche is flanked by two navigators with a Jacob's staff and an atlas with nautical charts.
From the first real sea atlas, known as the Atlas Maritimus. This map comes from the German edition Das Fünffte Theil Des Grossen Atlantis, Welches begreiffet Die Wasser-Welt, Das ist: Eine sehr kunstreiche Abbildung und Beschreibung aller Wasser und Meeren... by Johannes Janssonius (J. Jansson), published as the fifth volume of his Atlas Novus in Amsterdam in 1650.
|Title||Pascaart vande Noort-Zee. Tabula Hydrographica Oceani Borealis.|
|Publisher, Year||Johannes Janssonius, Amsterdam, 1650|
|Plate Size||43.4 x 55.1 cm (17.1 x 21.7 inches)|
|Sheet Size||50.0 x 58.0 cm (19.7 x 22.8 inches)|
|Reference||Van der Krogt, P.: Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, 0200:1|
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