Orinico, Trinidad and Tobago

by Johannes van Keulen

Rare and superb charting


Date of first edition:  1687

Date of this map: 1687?

Dimensions (not including margins): 51,2 x 58 cm

Dimensions (with margins): 53 x 61,5 cm

Condition:  Very Good.  Sharp copper impression on strong paper. Wide margins, except top  Centrefold as published. Slightly age-toned.

Condition rating: A

Reference: Koe, Keu 120

Verso: blank

From: De Nieuwe Groote Lichtende Zee-Fakkel, … Amsterdam, J. van Keulen


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Orinoco, Trinidad and Tobago and the Windward Islands

This handsome chart of the Gulf of Paria delineates the entrance to the Orinoco River and highlights the islands of Trinidad and Tobago. The chart is oriented with north to the right by two compass roses and extends to include St. Vincent and the southern tip of Barbados. An inset at top right shows Tobago on a larger scale. The delightful scale cartouche features Neptune with his entourage and natives with trade goods. The map is further adorned with a monkey atop the title cartouche and a sailing ship.

A superb charting of the mouth of the Orinoco.

And also: where do you find such a detailed map of… Granada?

Original title:  Pas Kaart van Rio Oronoque Golfo de Paria, met d’Eylanden Trinidad, Tabago, Granada, Granadillos, en Bequia