1 Extremely Rare chart/ Catalunia Provence / Virtual Map Fair

Title: [Extremely Rare Antique sea-chart of Catalunia, Languedoc, Provence, Cote d'Azur, Riviera, Corsica with Marseille, Cannes, Nice, Monaco.]Description des Costes Marines de Catalogne, Langue docq, Provence, et partie d'Italie.
Author: Barentsz, W.
PlaceAndYear: Amsterdam, Cornelis Claesz,1607.
Description: Willem Barentsz (1560-1597(, famous pilot, discoverer and cartographer. Author of 'Nieuwe Beschrhryvinghe ende caertboeck van de Midlantsche Zee', the first printed pilot-guide of the Mediterranean. It is considered the supplement of Waghenaer's 'Spieghel der Zeevaerdt' for the Mediterranean waters.This chart is important as the first printed sea-chart of the Mediterranean coast of France, also depicting the northern coast of Catalunya, the Italian Cote d'Azur till San Remo and Corsica's west coast.The engraving is by the hand of the accomplished engraver Dutch Pieter van der Keere. With its embellishment with strapwork cartouches, compas-roses, ships and sea-monsters this sea-chart is a fine example of the art of engraving at the end of the sixteenth century. Ref.: Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, part IV , Bar.4B.
Dimensions: 335 x 525 mm
Reference: Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, part IV , Bar.4B.
Condition: strong impression, right and left sides remargined without loss of printed area, otherwise in excellent condition.
  • Number: 1010059
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum

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