Fourth and last edition of van Keulen's chart of the Arctic Canada with the Hudson Bay and the supposed Northwest Passage. First published in 1680. The map is based upon Van Loon's map of 1666 and is copied directly from Hendrik Doncker's chart of 1678. Beautified with rhumb lines, three compass rose and two sailing ships. A figural cartouche showing an Arctic Native hunting a polar bear, natives are packing supplies around the mileage scale.
Minor creases around cenrefold. Very good conditions.
Johannes van Keulen, born in 1654, was a bookseller in Amsterdam and funded a publishing company in 1678. The family owned company was successful until middle of 19th century, also the sons and grandsons of Johannes had large contribution. The two major atlases have been the Zee Atlas first published 1680 and the Zee-Fakkel first printed 1681 with editions up to 1803. He died in 1711.
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Johannes van Keulen: Pascaarte vande Noorder Zee Custen van America, vande West-Hoeck van Ysland doorde Straet Davis en Hudson, tot aen Terra Neuf.
Coloured map of Greenland, Northwest Passage, Hudson Bay. Printed in Amsterdam by van Keulen in 1728.
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