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VAN KEULEN,J. - Vlakke hoek van Sumatra.

VAN KEULEN,J. - Vlakke hoek van Sumatra.
Vlakke hoek van Sumatra. - VAN KEULEN,J.
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Title : Vlakke hoek van Sumatra..
Map maker : VAN KEULEN,J..
Date : Amsterdam 1753.
Size : 19.8 x 21.9 inches. / 50.2 x 55.6 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.

Description :Showing the part of the west coast of Sumatra with the island of Enggano. Very rare: included in 6th volume, so-called secret atlas of the V.O.C. of Van Keulen.
Latitude scale, compass rose and system of rhumb lines, soundings, anchorage's, etc. Many Dutch names and a wealth of cities and information appear in the chart. The trading posts of the different nations are marked with flags. The sixth part of the Zee-Fakkel holds an exceptional position among the atlases published by the House Van Keulen. It contains the descriptions and charts pertaining to the navigation in East Asian waters, a region where the Dutch held a prominent and envied position: this required a certain secrecy in matters of charts and sailing instructions for the Dutch pilots. In the sixth part of the Zee-Fakkel, published in 1753, these charts were given in print for the first time.
Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol.
Condition : Paper very slightly age-toned, good margins. Generally very good for such a chart.

ID: 21027

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