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This nautical chart pertains to the third volume of the Zee-Fakkel, which are six volumes on the world’s main marine areas.
Colour print: 515 x 588mm on a sheet of: 538 x 603mm. 006. Created by: Johannes Van Keulen, Claes Janszoon Vooght and Jan Luyken. In Amsterdam, 1682. The Zee-Fakkel is Van Keulen’s most celebrated work. It comprises six volumes of the world’s main marine areas. This chart pertains to the third volume, which is dedicated to the Mediterranean Sea.
The Zee-Fakkel charts are notable given their inclusion of graded margins for the latitude, which, up until then, were only used on territorial maps. Another innovation was the insertion of boxes displayed within the map field to provide a detailed representation of geographical settings.
The intersection between the meridians and parallels with the windrose networks is another distinctive feature. The representation of the Kingdom of Granada’s coast starts at Vélez-Málaga and shows the anchorages, rocks, islets, fortifications and beaches by using dots and bathymetry. The decorative scene is unique. The windows delimit the port of Almeria and its bay.
|Place and year created||Amsterdam. 1682|
|Dimensions of original:||Image 51.50cm x 58.80cm on a sheet of 53.80cm x 60.30cm|