South Atlantic Ocean
By COLOM, Jacob Aertsz , 1668

[Chart of the South Atlantic]

Africa Western Africa
  • Author: COLOM, Jacob Aertsz
  • Publication place: Amsterdam
  • Publisher: Printed By himselfe dwellinge on the Corne-market in the Fyrie-Colom, with Priviledge
  • Publication date: 1668
  • Physical description: Engraved map in fine original outline hand-colour
  • Inventory reference: 3920


A chart of the south Atlantic Ocean between the east coast of South America and the west coast of Africa, from Senegal to the Cape of Good Hope,with merpeople frolicking in the surf. The partially visible elephant cartouche shows that it was reduced from a larger map. It was originally published as the south eastern sheet of Colom’s separately issued wall map of c.1655, ‘Dese Vassende Grade-kaert’, which was based upon Willem Blaeu’s seminal ‘Paskaert’ of c.1630.


  1. Not recorded in Koeman but c.f. Koeman J. Col 6A for a list of the charts.