Leen Helmink Antique Maps

Far East, Australia, Indian Ocean by van Keulen

Cartographer

van Keulen

Title

Nieuwe Pascaert van Oost Indien

Published

Amsterdam, 1680

Size

51.1 x 59.0 cms

Technique

Copper engraving

Stock number

18695

Condition

excellent

Price

$ 11000

Description

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)."

(Norwich).

"A colorful animated cartouche with a back view of a large bushy fat tailed sheep in the foreground ... [and] a rather gruesome decapitation."

(Tooley).