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Henrdick Doncker:  Paskaarte om Achter Yrlant om te Zeylen, von Hitlant tot aen Heyssant . . . 1658

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Title: Paskaarte om Achter Yrlant om te Zeylen, von Hitlant tot aen Heyssant . . . 1658

Map Maker: Henrdick Doncker

Place / Date: Amsterdam / 1658

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 21.5 x 17.5 inches

Condition: VG

Price: $575.00

Inventory ID: 23137


Rare first edition of Doncker's chart of the coasts of Ireland and Scotland.

The is oriented with north to the right and is decorated with two large and two small compass roses, sailing ships, three coats of arms, title cartouche and a distance scale featuring a seaman using a navigational compass.  The first edition of Doncker's chart  (bearing the1658 date) is quite rare.  We cannot find a prior example offered for sale in either a dealer catalogue or at auction.

Hendrik Doncker was a famous bookseller in Amsterdam, who started with the age of 22 years and ran his shop successfully for fifty years. He published his first sea atlas around 1659. Due to the fact, that Hendrik Doncker corrected and improved his charts more frequent then other well known map makers, as van Loon, Goos or Theunis, his business was quite successful and there was a high demand for his works and this reflected also the various improved and corrected editions of sea atlases he published. This map was published in a composit sea atlas by Pieter Goos, who was 'one of the best known maritime booksellers of Amsterdam' (Koeman), he published a number of different sea-atlases or pilot books. His work was very much derivative. With his 'Zee-Atlas' he relied heavily on Hendrick Doncker's 'Zee-Atlas' of 1659. 

Condition Description: Minor loss in a few spots along the neat lines, expertly reinstated in facscimile.

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