Sea Chart of Europe
Blaeu, Willem Janszoon
Date of Creation:
Sea chart of Europe, Willem Blaeu, ca. 1621
Paskaarte Vertonende alle de Zekusten van Europa. Nieulvez aldus uytgegeven… Separate publication. Copperplate engraving.
Oriented with west at the top, this chart covers the area from the northern coast of Spitsbergen to the Canary Islands, and from Novaya Zemlya to the Azores in the west. It was published as a loose sheet during the period in Blaeu’s life when was known for pilot books to European seas, and was among the maps seen in Vermeer’s studies of a Map and Globe maker in his workshop.