Nieuwe Afteekening van het Eyland en Koninkryk Sicilia Vertoonende alle desselfs Zee Havenen Anker Plaetsen Riviere Dieptens Klippen Steeden en Vastigheeden . .
|Autore: Gerard Van Keulen
Map Maker: Gerard Van Keulen
Title: Nieuwe Afteekening van het Eyland en Koninkryk Sicilia Vertoonende alle desselfs Zee Havenen Anker Plaetsen Riviere Dieptens Klippen Steeden en Vastigheeden . .
Place / Date: Amsterdam / 1730 ca
Size: 23 x 21 inches
Description: Highly detailed large format sea chart of Sicily, including multiple sailing ships, compass roses, decorative cartouche, coat of arms, etc. One of the best commercial sea charts of the region published in the 18th Century. Includes rhumblines, topographical details, soundings, and a host of other details. As noted in the Maphist history page: The van Keulen family operated a chart-making and publishing firm in Amsterdam for nearly 200 years. It was founded by Johannes van Keulen who registered his business as a “bookseller and cross-staff maker.” Under his management the Nieuwe Lichtende Zee-Faakel (New Shining Sea Torch) was begun in 1681. It was expanded to five volumes, and finally to six volumes with the addition of material from the secret files of the East India Company. In 1693 van Keulen acquired the stock of Hendrik Doncker.