By: Johannes Van Keulen
Date: 1680 (circa) Amsterdam
Dimensions: 20.25 x 23 inches (51.5 x 58.4 cm)
This is an authentic antique map of the eastern coast of Scotland by Johannes Van Keulen. The map was published out of Amsterdam, circa 1680.
This lovely sea chart presents the coastline of Scotland from Edinburgh to the Orcades Islands in a westward orientation. Other towns show on the map worth noting include, Sterling, Dundee, and Aberdeen. An elaborate title cartouche features chart maker and four cherubs, with one holding a map of the world. In the lower right corner of the map, a sea god presents three distance scales showing Dutch, Spanish, English, and French miles. Within an elaborate web of rhumb lines are vignettes of a sailing ship, a whale, and two compass roses oriented north. The map presents itself with contemporary coloring and gold accents.
Condition: Map is in A+ condition with exceptional old color, a fine impression, and ample margins..
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