KEULEN, Johannes van (1654-1715)
Pas-kaart van de Zuyd kust van Espaniola met de Zee kust van Nuevo Reyne de Granada
Amsterdam: Johannes van Keulen, . Copper-engraved map, full contemporary hand-colouring, heightened with gold. Sheet size: 20 7/8 x 25 inches.
A very fine copy of this excellent and very early chart of the island of Aruba, the southern coast of Haiti and the Dominican Republic and part of the northern coast of Colombia.
This beautifully-finished map was published by innovative Dutch cartographer and publisher, Johannes van Keulen, in the 1687 second edition of the third volume his Sea-Atlas [or Zee-Fakkel]. The chart includes a fine decorative title vignette, just above which is the island of Aruba, to the left the north coast of Columbia and as far west as Santa Marta. In the right corner is an enlarged detail of the bay of Tiburon (Baya de Tiburaon.) on the southwestern-most tip of Haiti. Along the uppermost margin, the south coast of the island of Hispaniola (Haiti and the Dominican Republic) is shown, with the capital city of Santo Domingo, the oldest continuously occupied city in the Americas, marked at the mouth of the Ozama River.
Cf. Koeman IV, Keu109B.