Highly decorative sea chart of the North West coast of Africa with Fuerteventura and Lanzarote. Shows the south-western coast of Morocco and western parts of the Sahara, from the Cape Cantin to Cape Bajador. The inset map on the top right shows ports and anchorages with sandy banks of Lanzarote. Beautified with rhumb lines, compass rose and a sailing ship. A figural cartouche showing three mythical figures, one of it in a dramatic battle with a sea monster. Oriented to the east.
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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Coloured map of the Canary Island, Lanzarote, Atlantic, North Africa. Printed in Amsterdam by van Keulen circa 1720.
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