Paskaart van het Zuyderdeel van de Noord Zee streckende van de Wester Eems tot aan de...

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

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Description

Very rare nautical chart of the North Sea by Johannes Loots. With the coasts of Friesland, Holland, Zeeland, Flanders and the coastal regions of England with Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Kent with the northern end of the English Channel. Two small inset maps with the course of the Thames to London, and the Rhine-Meuse delta with Rotterdam. Decorated with a beautiful title cartouche to the lower right. In the North Sea a compass rose surrounded by rhumb lines.

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 North Sea 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 North Sea 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
TitlePaskaart van het Zuyderdeel van de Noord Zee streckende van de Wester Eems tot aan de Hoofde... C.J. Vooght
Publisher, YearJohannes Loots, Amsterdam, circa 1700
Plate Size53.0 x 59.1 cm (20.9 x 23.3 inches)
Sheet Size53.6 x 61.0 cm (21.1 x 24.0 inches)

Condition

Larger brownish stains, centrefold backed in margin at top and bottom. 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 Loots was apprenticed to Hendrick Doncker in the 1680's and originally made nautical instruments.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: Paskaart van het Zuyderdeel van de Noord Zee streckende van de Wester Eems tot aan de Hoofde... C.J. Vooght.
Sea chart of the North Sea. Printed in Amsterdam by Johannes Loots circa 1700.

Sea Charts - Loots, Johannes - Paskaart van het Zuyderdeel van de Noord...

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