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van Loon
Oostzee


Certificate of Authentication


This is to certify that the item illustrated and described below is a genuine antique
map, print or book that was first produced and published in 1661, today 363 years ago.
July 15, 2024

Dr Leendert Helmink, Ph.D.
Cartographer(s)

van Loon

First Published

Amsterdam, 1661

This edition

1668

Size

42.5 x 54.0 cms

Technique

Copper engraving

Stock number

18764

Condition

excellent

Antique map of Baltic Sea by van Loon
Antique map of Baltic Sea by van Loon

Description

Johannes van Loon's very rare sea chart of the Baltic Sea.

All charts by Joannes van Loon's Sea Atlas are of exceptional rarity.



Johannes van Loon (1611-1686)


Joannes van Loon was an accomplished mathematician and astronomer. His first cartographic involvements were with Theunis Jacobsz during the 1640s. From 1650 he worked with Joannes Janssonius, engraving amongst other worksthe plates for his Celestial Atlas by Cellarius, 1660.

In 1661 he published his first work with his brother, Gillis; the 'Zee Atlas' contained thirty-five maps. In 1666 the plates were Jan Jansson van Waesberge, with whom he then co-published the atlas. This edition was expanded to forty-seven maps, and by 1676 there were fifty.

(Burden)