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VAN KEULEN, G. - Insulae Java Pars Occidentalis Edente Hadriano Relando. . .

VAN KEULEN, G. - Insulae Java Pars Occidentalis Edente Hadriano Relando. . .
Insulae Java Pars Occidentalis Edente Hadriano Relando. . . - VAN KEULEN, G.
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Title : Insulae Java Pars Occidentalis Edente Hadriano Relando. . ..
Map maker : VAN KEULEN, G..
Date : Amsterdam, 1753.
Size : 20.1 x 45.2 inches. / 51.0 x 114.8 cm.
Colouring : Coloured.

Description :Second state of this finely engraved and detailed chart of Java important for its Dutch trading connections - annotated panels, clearly indicated rice fields, mountains, forests, towns in profile and even elephants suggest the wealth of detail on this map. Latitude scale, compass rose and system of rhumb lines, soundings, anchorage's, etc.
Engraved by J.Keyser.
Very rare: only included in 6th volume (so-called secret atlas) of Van Keulen's.

The van Keulen family operated a chart-making and publishing firm in Amsterdam for nearly 200 years. It was founded by Johannes van Keulen who registered his business as a “bookseller and cross-staff maker.” Under his management the Nieuwe Lichtende Zee-Faakel (New Shining Sea Torch) was begun in 1681. It was expanded to five volumes, and finally to six volumes with the addition of material from the secret files of the V.O.C. (Dutch East India Company.) This chart, much more detailed than the standard sold charts, was only published in the secret atlas of the East India Company for their own internal use around 1753.
Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, IV,p.382
Condition : Two sheets joined. Several foldings as issued. Upper margin cropped, as issued, just shaving part of the title in top. Very good.

ID: 26429

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