Old-coloured sea chart from Volume 1 of Johannes van Keulen’s atlas of sea charts entitled “De Nieuwe Groote Lichtende Zee-Fackel” first published in Amsterdam in 1680. The atlas proved to be very popular and continued to be published throughout the 18th century, during which time it was expanded to six volumes by his heirs including Gerard, Johannes II and Gerard Hulst. This chart, which includes sounding details throughout, covers the area surrounding the Baltic Sea from the Danish island of Zealand in the west to the eastern-most reaches of the Gulf of Finland (modern day St. Petersburg) in the east and from the northern coast of Germany in the south to the Finish and Swedish coasts on the Gulf of Bothnia in the north. The chart includes an inset of Lake Ladoga (“Ladoga Zee”), which connects the Volga River to the Gulf of Finland and is decorated with the coat of arms of the countries/kingdoms bordering the Baltic and a decorative cartouche surrounded by figures displaying the agricultural produce of the region. Blank verso. Other than some marginal chipping and minor discolouration a lovely example of this uncommon sea chart in excellent condition. 51.5 cm x 59.5 cm