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Antique Chart of the Bristol Channel by Hendrick Doncker

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Bristol Channel Hendrick Donker

17th century sea chart of the Bristol Channel by Hendrick Doncker

Hendrick Doncker (c. 1626-99), Hendrick Doncker II (c.1664-c.1739).

For approximately fifty years Doncker ran a flourishing business in Amsterdam as a bookseller and publisher of sea atlases and textbooks relating to navigation.

In a period when so many maps and charts were copied from other publishers, Doncker's charts were his own work and were noted for their accuracy and constant improvement. As well as his own work, he also collaborated for many years with Pieter Goos and Anthonie Jacobsz in producing a pilot guide De Zeespiegel. Eventually his stock was sold to Johannes van Keulen.