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Nice example of Van Keulen's sea chart of the Lesser Antilles, from De Nieuwe Groote Lichtende Zee-Fakkel, Part IV.

A very attractive Dutch sea chart, with north at the top, extending from the southern part of St. Martin in the north to St. Vincent in the south. Other islands St. Barts, Nevis, St. Kitts, Monserrat, St. Martin, Barbados, Antigua, Barbuda, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Martinique, Dominica, Guadalupe.

The three insets at upper left provide details of harbors on the islands of St. Lucia, Guadeloupe, and the Les Saintes archipelago.

Includes towns, anchorages, soundings, ports, etc. The Van Keulen family dominated the chart making business in Holland from the 1680s until the middle of the 19th Century.