Nieuwe Pascaert van Oost Indien
51.1 x 59.0 cms
Breath-taking sea chart of the East Indies and Australia by Johannes van Keulen. The map stretches from Cape of Good Hope to Japan, and from the Red Sea to Tasmania. Two decorative cartouches, the large one showing the splendour and richness of the East. Many ships, rumblines, etc.
"This is an extremely decorative sea chart showing the Cape of Good Hope, the east coast of Africa, Arabia, India, Japan and the Far East, with the western half of Hollandia Nova (Australia)."
"A colorful animated cartouche with a back view of a large bushy fat tailed sheep in the foreground ... [and] a rather gruesome decapitation."