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Doncker, Hendrick, and Gerard Van Keulen 
A CHART OF THE SEA COASTS OF NEW NEDER LAND, VIRGINIA, NEW-ENGLAND, AND PENN-SILVANIA, WITH THE CITTY OF PHILADELPHIA, FROM BASTON TO CABO KARRIK. [WITH INSETS]: DE STADT PHILADELPHIA OF PENN-SILVANIA [AND] DE BAY VAN BOSTON. AMSTERDAM: [C. 1706]
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 12,500 USD
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Doncker, Hendrick, and Gerard Van Keulen 
A CHART OF THE SEA COASTS OF NEW NEDER LAND, VIRGINIA, NEW-ENGLAND, AND PENN-SILVANIA, WITH THE CITTY OF PHILADELPHIA, FROM BASTON TO CABO KARRIK. [WITH INSETS]: DE STADT PHILADELPHIA OF PENN-SILVANIA [AND] DE BAY VAN BOSTON. AMSTERDAM: [C. 1706]
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 12,500 USD
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Fine Printed and Manuscript Americana, Including Cartography

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Doncker, Hendrick, and Gerard Van Keulen 
A CHART OF THE SEA COASTS OF NEW NEDER LAND, VIRGINIA, NEW-ENGLAND, AND PENN-SILVANIA, WITH THE CITTY OF PHILADELPHIA, FROM BASTON TO CABO KARRIK. [WITH INSETS]: DE STADT PHILADELPHIA OF PENN-SILVANIA [AND] DE BAY VAN BOSTON. AMSTERDAM: [C. 1706]
Engraved map (21 1/4 x 24 3/4 in.; 540 x 629 mm), insets of Philadelphia after Thomas Holme, and Boston Harbor, with wide margins. Overall a strong impression.
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Provenance

Martin P. Snyder

Literature

Burden 644 note; Koeman IV: p. 154 and Keu 113B; McCorkle 734.1 (see also 660.2); Phillips, Descriptive List of Maps and Views of Philadelphia 171; Sellers & Van Ee 768; Snyder, COI 5 (this copy illustrated as figure 4)

Catalogue Note

AN EXCEPTIONALLY FINE EXAMPLE OF A CLASSIC DUTCH SEA CHART OF THE NORTHEAST AMERICAN COAST from the Outer Banks to Massachusetts, with insets of Holme's plan of Philadelphia and Boston Harbor.

First issued by the well-known Dutch publisher of maritime works, Hendrick Doncker (1626 - 99) in 1688, this striking chart was one of many plates acquired by Johannes van Keulen (1654 - 1715), who took over Doncker's store and made it into a workshop. He reissued this chart with various changes (most notably reworking the cartouche of the original into the inset of Boston Harbor). The chart in its new form appeared around 1706.

The inset of Philadelphia is derived from the Dutch edition of Thomas Holme's famous 1683 plan. Its inclusion and the large inset of Boston Bay reminds us that the Dutch were primarily merchants rather than settlers and interested in profit, not Utopias.

Fine Printed and Manuscript Americana, Including Cartography

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