Nieuwe en Naukeurige Kaart der Gantsche bekende Werreld – Van Jagen (1772)



Description: Antique map, titled: ‘Nieuwe en Naukeurige Kaart der Gantsche bekende Werreld.’ – A double hemisphere world map. Four allegorical figures in the corners represent Europe, Asia, Africa and America. Small arrows indicate the prevalent ocean current. Rare.


The map is dated 1772 in the lower middle. All the maps of Bachiene were published in 1785 by the Amsterdamse publisher Schalekamp under the title ‘Atlas tot opheldering der Hedendaagsche Historie’. The top margin reads: ‘Hedend. Oostersche Hist. 1 deel blad 1. No. 1’. We estimate this map to seperately published, because of the lack of a clear middle fold.

Artists and Engravers: Made by ‘J. van Jagen’ after ‘Eman. Bowen & W.A. Bachiene’. Jan van Jagen (Dutch; ca. 1710-after 1796). Willem Albert Bachiene (1712-1783) was a Dutch preacher, geographer and astronomer. In 1764 he became professor in astronomy and geography at the ‘Illustere School’ of Maastricht. After 1769 he published maps based on Emanuel Bowen. In 1785 all his maps were published together in the Atlas part of ‘Hedendaagsche Historie (…)’ by Matthijs Schalekamp in Amsterdam.

  • Date: 1772
  • Technic: Handcoloured engraving on hand laid paper.
  • Overall size: 23,3 x 17 inch
  • Image size: 21,8 x 12,6 inch
  • Condition: Very good, given age. Vague foldline in middle. Left and right margin edges uneven (as issued). Margins a little soiled. Tiny pinholes in the lower margin. A few tiny dark stains in the lower margin. Crease at top right. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
  • PartNumber: PCT-56904
  • Storage Location: BG-B3-10
  • Price: 2.247,5 Euro / 2.637 USD / 38.400.000 IDR