van Keulen, Gerard
1775

Curacao by Gerard van Keulen West-India Atlas Jefferys Sayer

Curacao from the Dutch Originals by Gerard van Keulen, regulated by Astonomical Observations.

DESCRIPTION: Fine, very desirable chart of CuraƧao in the Lesser Antilles of the Caribbean Sea. Inset plan of Fort Amsterdam, in Willemstad, constructed in 1634 by the Dutch West India Company. A beautiful British published chart based on hydrographic surveys by Dutch cartographer Gerard van Keulen.

The chart is from the scarce first issue of 1775 by Sayer, the other issues being 1781, 1787, 1794, 1796, 1807, and 1818 published by Sayer and then Laurie and Whittle. (Online).

From: "The West-India Atlas: or, A Compendious Description of the West-Indies: illustrated with Forty Correct Charts and Maps, taken from Actual Surveys. Together with An Historical Account of the Several Countries and Islands which compose that part of the world. Their Discovery, Situation, Extent, Boundaries, Product, Trade, Inhabitants, Strength, Government, Religion, &c." Authors: Gerard van Keulen, Thomas Jefferys. Publishers: Robert Sayer. Jefferys died in 1771; Sayer acquired Jefferys' materials in preparation for this atlas, and published the atlas posthumously under his name.

CREATOR: van Keulen, Gerard

PUBLICATION DATE: 1775

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Curacao

BODY OF WATER: Caribbean Sea

CONDITION: Good.  Some offsetting and light browning..

COLORING: Attractive hand color.

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SIZE: 24 " x 18 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 51

PRICE: $1800

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