A LARGE PAPER COPY WITH VERY FINE FULL COLOR
VAN KEULEN, JOHANNES
Pas Kaart van de Zee Kuysten van Virginia. From the Zee-Fakkel
20” x 22-3/4”. Full period color. Laid down on heavy paper in the period. Near fine condition.
This exceptional sea chart of the Chesapeake Bay is a large paper copy with very fine original color.
Unlike Roggeveen’s sea chart of these Virginia waters (1675), which was based on John Smith’s 1612 map, Van Keulen takes advantage of Augustine Herrman’s more up-to-date geography. Van Keulen augments Herrman’s cartography with additional depth soundings. This is one of the earliest maps to include Philadelphia, here quaintly spelled Filadelfy. The new colony of Pennsylvania was already having a large presence not just in England but on the Continent as well. The nomenclature along the Delaware River is based on unknown sources, but clearly an amalgam of English and Dutch information.
Burden, The Mapping of North America, II, 588 (State three); Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, IV, p. 393.
Inventory No. 8669