Gedrukt tot Amsterdam By Gerard van Keulen Boek Zeekaard Verkooper en Graadboog Maker aan Oost Zyde van de Nieuwen Brüg inde Gekroonde Lootsman

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Article ID EUE3592

Title

Gedrukt tot Amsterdam By Gerard van Keulen Boek Zeekaard Verkooper en Graadboog Maker aan Oost Zyde van de Nieuwen Brüg inde Gekroonde Lootsman

Description

Detailed map of the bay of Gibraltar with decorative offshore shipps. Vith a total view of the city Gibraltar and describing thewater depths of the coast.

Year

ca. 1680

Artist

Keulen (1654-1715)

Johannes van Keulen (1654 - 1715) was a 17th-century Dutch cartographer. He published the influential nautical atlas the Zee-Atlas and the pilot guide Zee-Fakkel .In 1678 Johannes van Keulen established himself in Amsterdam and in 1680 he obtained a patent from the States of Holland and West Friesland allowing him to print and publish maritime atlases and shipping guides. These were books of maps and descriptions of itineraries, used by helmsmen for safe navigation. The patent was a kind of protection against illegal copying of produced books and charts. This was especially important for the atlases which were made with extensive initial costs. Van Keulen named his firm ‘In de Gekroonde Lootsman’ ('In the Crowned Pilot'). Soon Van Keulen struck a deal with cartographer Claes Jansz. Vooght.

Historical Description

Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory located on the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula. In 1704, during the War of the Spanish Succession, a combined Anglo-Dutch fleet, representing the Grand Alliance, captured the town of Gibraltar on behalf of the Archduke Charles of Austria in his campaign to become King of Spain. The occupation of the town by Alliance forces caused the exodus of the population to the surrounding area of the Campo de Gibraltar.As the Alliance's campaign faltered, the 1713 Treaty of Utrecht was negotiated and ceded control of Gibraltar to Britain to secure Britain's withdrawal from the war. Unsuccessful attempts by Spanish monarchs to regain Gibraltar were made with the siege of 1727 and again with the Great Siege of Gibraltar (1779 to 1783), during the American War of Independence. Gibraltar became a key base for the Royal Navy and played an important role prior to the Battle of Trafalgar.

Place of Publication Amsterdam
Dimensions (cm)51 x 61
ConditionPerfect condition
Coloringoriginal colored
TechniqueCopper print

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