Antique Chart of the Bristol Channel by Hendrick Doncker
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Title: 'Cuft van ENGELANDT, van Lezard tot Engelands eynde, de Sorlinges ende Canaal van Briftou, als mede hoe zy van Yrland gelegen fyn.
Gedruckt t' Amsterdam, By Hendrick Doncker, Boeckeeper en Graadboogh maeker, Inde Nieuwbrug fteegh in't Stuurman gereedschap.'
Publication: Possibly, De Zee-Atlas of Water-Waereld
Date: c. 1659-72
Description: 17th century chart of the Bristol Channel featuring North Cornwall, Devon and Somerset with South Wales. Isles of Scilly at a larger scale in separate panel. Decorative title cartouche and scales panel.
Condition: Good paper and imprint, folding copy as published. Some minor spotting, later hand colouring. Scarce.
Image size: 430 x 530mm
17 x 21" approx.
Order No. 3307
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.