Antique Map-WORLD-POLE-CURRENTS-HALLEY-HARBOURS-Schouten-1740

Price: € 527,50

Subject: Map: "Nieuwe en Nette Zee-kaart van de geheele Waereldt, Toonende de afwijkingen van het Kompas [�] gemaakt onder 't opzigt van Kapt. Edm. Halley" (New Sea-chart of the entire globe, showing the deviations of the compass [�] made under supervision of Capt. Edm. Halley). A quite elaborate map, showing not only all the major harbours, but also currents and an inset detail of the North Pole.
Condition: Very good, given age. Some faint staining to the right upper quarter of the map. Paper separation in the top of one of the folds (backed with acid-free archival tape). Original folds, as issued. General age-related toning and/or occasional light stains from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Medium: Original etching/engraving on a verge type handlaid watermarked paper.
Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 55 x 23.5 cm. The image size is ca. 48.5 x 20 cm.
Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 21.7 x 9.3 inch. The image size is ca. 19.1 x 7.9 inch.
Part Number: 35245
Location: A87-01
Description: This very scarse attractive original old antique print / plate / etching / engraving originates from: 'Wouter Schoutens, Reys-Togten naar en door Oost-Indien ...' (Wouter Schoutens travels into the East Indies), 3rd. edition, published by G. Tielenburg/J. 't Lam, 1740. According to Thiele and Landwehr, this scarce map was added to the editions of 1775 and 1780. Thus, it is extremely rare to find this map in this edition.

Artists and Engravers: Wouter Schouten (1638-1704) joined the Dutch VOC as a surgeon on an adventureous expedition to the East Indies during the years 1658-1665. In 1660 he was present at the Dutch siege of Makassar (in Sulawesi) and he participated in the campaigns of Rucklof van Goens along the Malabar coast. He also visited Bengal, Arakan, Colombo, Sumatra, the Moluccas, and Ambonia. Etchings by C. Decker and J. Kip.