van Keulen, Gerard

De Rivier Tyne Of New Castle

De Rivier Tyne Of New Castle : Geleegen Aan de Oost-Kust van Engeland of Schotland in de Noord-Zee

DESCRIPTION: Original detailed Dutch sea chart ca. 1730 of the north-east coast of England from Sunderland and the River Wear in the south to the River Blyth ( Blyt Haven ) in the north. Major geographic areas that Keulen identifies in this antique chart include: The Bishoprik of Durham, Nort ( Noord ) Humberland, and Schotland. With three detailed insets: of the Tyne river to Newcastle on Tyne; the mouth of the Tyne River; and the mouth of the Blyth River. Most place names are in Dutch and some also include their English equivalent. Numerous soundings, aids to navigation, rocks, sandbanks and other hazards along with 4 compass roses and numerous rhumb lines attest to the nautical nature of this working nautical chart.

By Gerard van Keulen (1678–1726), son of Johannes van Keulen (d 1715), founder of the Dutch publishing house that produced "the largest and finest marine atlases in Holland". Gerard possessed mathematical, scientific, and engraving skills that enabled him to build the firm started by his father into a substantial and respected business venture. (C. Koeman. "The Sea on Paper: The Story of the Van Keulens and their 'Sea Torch'."Theatrum Orbis Terrarum Ltd. Amsterdam, 1972).

CREATOR: van Keulen, Gerard



BODY OF WATER: English Channel

CONDITION: Very good.  Clean with a tough of age-toning at the edge consistent with the age of this chart. Good impression on heavy, chain-laid paper with wide margins.

COLORING: Attractive hand-coloring.


SIZE: 23 " x 20 "


PRICE: $575


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