Subject: Antique print, titled: ‘Nieuwe Zeekaart van de Straat van Gibraltar […]’ – (‘New Sea Chart of the Strait of Gibraltar’). East-oriented map of the Strait of Gibraltar, the body of water dividing Spain (Europe) and North Africa. Part of the Portugese coast is also shown. Depth soundings are given along the coast.
Condition: Very good, given age. Original folds, as issued. The margin edges faintly soiled. Faint offsetting from where the map was folded on itself. Top right margin edge remargined using contemporary paper backed with acid-free archival tape. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Medium: Engraving on hand laid paper.
Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 45,1 x 41,6 cm. The image size is ca. 42,3 x 39,2 cm.
Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 17,8 x 16,4 inch. The image size is ca. 16,7 x 15,4 inch.
Part Number: 69676
Description: From a volume of “Hedendaagsche Historie of Tegenwoordige Staat van Alle Volkeren” (Tirion, 1759). This volume deals with Spain and Portugal.
Artists and Engravers: Made by ‘Jacob Keyser’ after own design. Jacob Keizer is a Dutch engraver and cartographer active in the first half of the 18th century. Little is known of his life; according to Waller (p. 173) he was active in Russia and Amsterdam, and later Almelo.