Valencia – Catalonia – Languedoc – Provence
Rare and superb charting
Date of first edition: 1721 – 1750
Date of this map: 1721 – 1750
Dimensions (not including margins): 51,5 x 59 cm
Dimensions (with margins): 53 x 61 cm
Condition: Very Good. Strong copper impression on laid paper with nice margins. Few water stains in margins, not affecting the map. Centrefold as published. Watermark “Hart”
Condition rating: A+
From: a later edition of Van Keulen’s ” De Nieuwe Groote Lichtende Zee-Fackel.” Ca. 1750. Numbered: ‘VI’ at bottom right.
van Keulen from Valencia to Toulon
This map covers a large coastal line from Valencia (top left) over Barcelona, Narbonne and Marseille to Toulon (bottom right). It mentions the regions: Vanence, Catalonia, Languedocq and Provence.
Three inset plans at top right of
- Marseilles (‘De Bay van Marsilien, in ‘t Groot’),
- Palma de Majorca (‘De Bay van Majorca, in ‘t Groot’) and
- Mahon (‘Port Maon in’t Groot’) on Minorca
Further a view on the three main Balearic islands: Ibiza, Majorca and Minorca.
Full title: ‘Paskaart, van de Zee-Kusten van Valence, Catalonien, Languedocq en Provence Tusschen C.S. Martin en C. de Toulon, Met de Eylanden Yvica, Majorca en Minorca’ – in a cartouche top right showing several men, with three mile scales. Also with the impressum: ‘T Amsterdam, By Johannis van Keulen … ‘
Typical van Keulen chart with two compasses, many rhumb lines and indication of sandbanks, water depth and anchoring possibilities.
Top right a superb cartouche with three figures in rural setting.