Old-coloured sea chart, heightened with gold, 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 is oriented to the south, covers the eastern portion of the English Channel. The southern coast of England is shown from Dover in the east to Portland Port (“Poortlandt”) in the west; along with an inset of the Isle of Wight (“t’Eylant Wicht”) and Southampton. Also mapped is the north coast of France from Calais (“Cales”) in the east to the Channel Islands of Jersey (“Iarzee”) and Guernsey (“Garnzee”) to the west. The chart is decorated with a title cartouche surrounded by putti and a compass rose. Blank verso. Other than some minor discolouration and repairs to the centrefold, a finely coloured example in very good condition. 50 cm x 57 cm