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Rare Map - Nieuwe Pascaart - Spitsbergen - Arnold Colom - Sea Chart - Iceland

Rare Map - Nieuwe Pascaart - Spitsbergen - Arnold Colom - Sea Chart - Iceland

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DESCRIPTION:
This large double-page engraved sea chart of the northern coast of Scandinavia, Iceland, and Spitsbergen with an inset plan of Jan Mayen Island and a decorative title cartouche written by Nieuwe Pascaart door Arnold Colom het Watter by de Nieuwe brugh inde Lichtende Colom in Amsterdam in 1658 year. The map appeared in book "Zee Atlas Ofte Water-Wereldt". The Zee-Atlas is one of the largest format sea-atlases published in Amsterdam of the period, and also one of the scarcest. That Colom's sea atlas and his other cartographic ventures were not successful would seem to be confirmed also by the fact that Colom fell heavily in arrears with his rent. In a notarial act of 1663, Colom gave his landlord, another prominent cartographic publisher Nicolaas Visscher (II), security for the debt, which included the eighteen printing plates for the Zee-Atlas. It would appear that Colom died, in 1668, without redeeming the plates, for no later editions by him are known.
The reverse side is blank. This is an original print, not a modern reproduction. Many more antique drawings and prints on dahlstromsfineart.

DETAILS:
Dimensions: 25” x 22” inches / 65 cm x 56 cm
Artist or Maker: Arnold Colom
Place and year of publication: Amsterdam 1658
Medium: Engraving
Material: Paper
*We provide a Certificate of Authenticity upon request.

CONDITION:
The work in good condition overall. There may be a few minor imperfections or fox or mottled marks to be expected with age. Please review the image carefully for condition and contact us with any questions.

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