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Stock# 37573
Description

Scarce Dutch sea-chart, showing the Island Menorca with South at the top, which was the primary catalyst for changing the way Menorca was mapped for a number of years.

Van Keulen's chart of Menorca is based upon a manuscript chart prepared by the Van Keulen firm circa 1745. The chart was based upon a detailed study of the island, which resulted in a substantially improved cartographic depiction of the shape of the island, which was followed by other map makers for a number of yers.

This sea chart shows a an extremely detailed treatment of Menorca, oriented with South at the top. The map shows anchorages, soundings, roads, rivers and topographical details, some of which are greatly exaggerated.

The chart was a landmark in the history of the mapping of Menorca and is quite scarce on the market, this being the first example we have ever seen.

Condition Description
Minor marginal restoration at lower left corner, with some minor facsimile work. Minor spotting.