Adina Sommer`s Rare Antique Maps and Contemporary Art
Gedrukt tot Amsterdam By Gerard van Keulen Boek Zeekaard Verkooper en Graadboog Maker aan Oost Zyde van de Nieuwen Brüg inde Gekroonde Lootsman
|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.|
|Title||Gedrukt tot Amsterdam By Gerard van Keulen Boek Zeekaard Verkooper en Graadboog Maker aan Oost Zyde van de Nieuwen Brüg inde Gekroonde Lootsman|
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.
|Place of Publication||Amsterdam|
|Dimensions (cm)||51 x 61|
( A reproduction can be ordered individually on request. )