Amsterdam: 1681. unbound. Sea chart. Copper plate engraving with modern hand coloring. Image measures 20" x 22.75" very good(+).
Beautifully rendered sea chart with north oriented to the left. Shows the northwestern coast of Africa, along Western Sahara from Cape Bojador to Cape Blanc. Features rhumb lines, a compass rose, depths and a decorative ship. Ornate title cartouche shows two main figures, one in hunting garb and the other a merchant with a camel. A hunting scene ensues in a vignette above the title. The scale cartouche is decorated by a mermaid. Minor aging along edges.