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Loon’s Chart of the Danish Coast
Loon’s Chart of the Danish CoastLoon’s Chart of the Danish Coast

Loon’s Chart of the Danish Coast


Carte de la Mer de Dannemark et les Entrées de la Mer Baltique, Contenant les Bancs, Passes, Isles et Costes depuis Norden et le Cap Der-Neus jusques a Rostock et Valsterbon

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Loon’s Chart of the Danish Coast


LOON, Hendrik van


l’Imprimerie Royale

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90 x 61 cm


black and white

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Copper engraving, 90 x 61 cm, engraved by Hendrik van Loon, black and white, light waterstaining, one or two marginal nicks and tears closed on verso, printed on heavy chart paper, bank verso. From the original, French edition of the ‘Neptune François’, swiftly copied in Amsterdam by Pierre Mortier working in partnership with Parisian publisher Alexis Hubert Jaillot, and issued with French, Dutch and English text with Paris and Amsterdam imprints within the same year.

Koeman explains that the plates of Mortier’s ‘counterfeited copy’ were very precisely re-engraved – causing considerable confusion at French customs when exported – but to the titles of each chart was added: “levee et Gravé par Ordre du Roy, à Paris”. (see Koeman M.Mor 1 and M.Mor 3). Shirley, Maps in the Atlases of the British Library, M.Nep-1a

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