Pascaarte vande Noord Oost Cust van Asia……….van Japan tot nova Zemla

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Pascaarte vande Noord Oost Cust van Asia……….van Japan tot nova Zemla


Map shows the north part of Asia with Japan and Nowaja-Semljaand the north polar sea.


ca. 1680


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

In the 15th century the European expansion began with the expeditions of the Portuguese to Africa and the Spaniards to America. It was only after the Suez Canal opened in November 1869 that it became possible to travel through the Mediterranean to Persia, India or Asia. Until then, the ships had to circumnavigate the Cape of Good Hope. The Atlantic is still the busiest ocean. The Atlantic Ocean, also known as the Atlantic, is the second largest ocean on earth after the Pacific. The boundaries are the polar circles and the meridians through Cape Agulhas in the east and Cape Horn in the west.

Place of Publication Amsterdam
Dimensions (cm)52 x 60
ConditionLeft, right and upper margin perfectly replaced
Coloringoriginal colored
TechniqueCopper print


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