Antique Print-MARINE-NAVIGATION-SALING SHIPS-VOC-Chatelain-1732

Price: € 1.324,50

Subject: Original antique print, titled 'Nouvelle Carte pour Conduire a la Connoissance de la Marine et a Demontrer la plus Part des Instruments qui servent a cet Art et a Connoitre la Construction des Vaisseaux et les Agrets pour servir a Aquerir cette Connoissance avec des Remarques tendant au meme But'. It shows: various types of sailing ships and navigational instruments. It also explains certain shapes and details of maps.
Condition: Very good, given age. Original folds from binding with tiny hole at intersection of folds as usual. General age-related light toning and/or staining from handling and other. Please study scan carefully.
Medium: Original Etching/engraving on a verge type handlaid paper.
Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 61.5 x 54.5 cm. The image size is ca. 59.5 x 50 cm.
Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 24.2 x 21.5 inch. The image size is ca. 23.4 x 19.7 inch.
Part Number: 40380
Location: B31-02
Description: This original old antique print / plate originates from the fifth volume of: 'Atlas Historique...' (Historic Atlas...), Published by Zacharie Chatelain, Amsterdam, 1732. The atlas was published in seven volumes between 1705 and 1720, with a second edition appearing in 1732. The maps were accompanied by information pertaining to cosmography, geography, history, chronology, genealogy, topography, heraldry, and costumes of the world. The maps in the Atlas Historique were mainly based on those of the French cartographer, Guillaume De L'Isle, but were presented by the Chatelains in an encyclopaedic form. We do not know the exact edition of this map.

Artists and Engravers: Henri Abraham Chatelain (1684-1743), his father Zacharie Chatelain (d.1723) and Zacharie Junior (1690-1754), worked as a partnership publishing the Atlas Historique, Ou Nouvelle Introduction A L'Histoire under several different Chatelain imprints, depending on the Chatelain family partnerships at the time of publication.