Nieuwe verbeterde Pascaart Beginnende van het Canaal en so Langs de kusten van Spanjen,...

Johannes Loots (*1665 - 1726)
Sea chart of the Atlantic Ocean. Printed in Amsterdam by Johannes Loots circa 1700.

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Description

Very rare nautical chart of the north-eastern Atlantic by Johannes Loots. Shows the coastline from Southern Ireland, Cornwall, Brittany, Spain, Portugal and the northwest coast of Africa to Cape Bojador. With the Canary Islands, the Azores and Madeira. With a title cartouche, a mileage scale and a compass rose surrounded by rhumb lines.

Old doubled on blue paper. Nautical charts not bound in atlases and intended for navigation at sea were often reinforced with a second sheet, as seen here. This made them easier to handle and a suitable set of different maps could be taken along on the planned voyage.

Rarity:

All sea charts by Johannes Loots are extremely rare, as they were mostly sold as single sheets and used for navigation at sea. Usually, antique maps are preserved over the centuries only if they were protected and bound in a book or atlas. Only a few atlases by Johannes Loots are known, one with 14 nautical charts is hold by the Library of Congress, Washington. This map of the Atlantic offered here is also bound into this sea atlas: https://www.loc.gov/item/2011586011/
Until 2011, only 5 charts by Johannes Loots were listed in the AMPR. For comparison: 720 charts by Johannes van Keulen can be found in the AMPR.

The example of this chart of the Atlantic from the Library of Congress, apart from the one offered here, is the only one worldwide we could locate. Neither in the trade of the past 40 years nor in other public collections this sea chart by Loots can be found.

Details

CartographerJohannes Loots
TitleNieuwe verbeterde Pascaart Beginnende van het Canaal en so Langs de kusten van Spanjen, en Barbarien, tot Cap Bajador...
Publisher, YearJohannes Loots, Amsterdam, circa 1700
Plate Size53.0 x 60.7 cm (20.9 x 23.9 inches)
Sheet Size55.0 x 62.8 cm (21.7 x 24.7 inches)

Condition

Old, probably immediately after printing, backed with blue paper. Margins a little bit browned and stained, lower right margin a little bit short, but without loss. Very good condition.

Cartographer

Johannes Loots was a publisher of nautical charts active in Amsterdam around 1700. Loots was apprenticed to Hendrick Doncker in the 1680's and originally made nautical instruments. In 1693 he was admitted to the Guild of Booksellers and began publishing nautical charts and atlases. His shop in Amsterdam was on the same street as the publishing house of Johannes van Keulen and Hendrick Doncker.

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Johannes Loots: Nieuwe verbeterde Pascaart Beginnende van het Canaal en so Langs de kusten van Spanjen, en Barbarien, tot Cap Bajador....
Sea chart of the Atlantic Ocean. Printed in Amsterdam by Johannes Loots circa 1700.

Atlantic Ocean - Loots, Johannes - Nieuwe verbeterde Pascaart Beginnende van...

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