Amsterdam: 1681. unbound. Diptych sea chart (east and west). Copper plate engravings with modern hand coloring. Each image measures 19.5" x 21.5", each page measures 21" x 23.75"
Exceptionally beautiful diptych sea chart of the southwestern islands of the Netherlands. Eastern plate shows Dordrecht, Rotterdam and the fortress at Willemstad. Western plate depicts the "Hook of Holland" showing Goeree and Brielle. Elaborate sea-themed cartouches and Poseidon vignette on western sheet. Both scale cartouches decorated with cornucopia. Each include rhumb lines and a compass rose. Nicely detailed depths and banks. Minor aging along edges of each sheet.