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Browsing auction #133. Region: Atlantic, Arctic.  
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Lot#       Title   Subject/Creator   Date/Cond   Sold for:    
360 Situs Insulae Atlantidis' Atlantic Ocean - Atlantis
A. Kircher
1678
A
  $350.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 6.3 x 4 inches)

This mythical map of Atlantis is printed with north at the bottom, leaving the coast of America to the right, and Africa and Spain on the left. The Island of Atlantis (Insula Atlantis) is a huge land mass which occupies a majority of the Atlantic Ocean. Two mountains and six rivers are depicted within the island, otherwise the interior is blank. The map is embellished with a fully ruled ...
361 A New Map or Chart of the Western or Atlantic Ocean, with part of Europe Africa & America: shewing the Course of the Galleons, Flota & c. to and from the West Indies Atlantic Ocean
Emanuel Bowen
1740
C+
  $140.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 11.7 x 13.8 inches)

This handsome map of the Atlantic illustrates the commercial rivalry between Britain and Spain with the major shipping routes traced. It includes small parts of South America, the Caribee Islands, Newfoundland and Labrador, western Africa and Europe. The chart is covered with interesting notations concerning the history of the region, territorial claims, and the tracks of the Spanish trea...
362 Nouvelle Carte de l'Ocean Atlantique et Theatre de la Guerre Tant en Europe qu'en Amerique Atlantic Ocean
Louis Denis
1782
B+
  $1,100.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 28.7 x 21 inches)

This handsome chart of the North Atlantic was drawn to illustrate the important trade routes between Europe and North America and the West Indies. It also shows the theater of the America Revolutionary War in which France and Spain joined the Americas against Britain, in part to secure stronger positions in transatlantic trade. The chart is centered on a large compass rose and extends to...
363 A New General Chart of the Atlantic or Western Ocean with Adjacent Seas Including the Coasts of Europe and Africa from 60 Degrees North Latitude to the Equator and Also the Opposite Coast of North America' Atlantic Ocean
Laurie & Whittle
1794
B
passed

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 54.7 x 38.6 inches)

This huge large-scale map of the North Atlantic includes superb detail of the coastlines of the Americas, Europe and northern Africa. The chart is centered on a 32-point compass rose from which rhumb lines are arrays across the chart. There is a large inset of Hudson Bay. The ornamental cartouche is decorated with trees, shells and banners & topped with clouds & wind heads. In the late 18th & ...
364 Chart of North Atlantic Ocean with Tracks of the Shipping to West Indies, North America &c. Atlantic Ocean
John Thomson
1815
B
passed

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 25 x 20.8 inches)

This large chart focuses on the important shipping lanes to North America and the West Indies. Of particular note are the shipping tracks of Nelson to the West Indies in pursuit of the French in 1805, the track from England to Newfoundland, and the tracks of the U.S.S. Insurgent. There are numerous notations regarding navigational hazards and sightings and the coastlines are well charted....
365 Die Capitein Franciscus Drake die Statt Insel S. Jacob' Cape Verde Islands
Theodore de Bry
1599
A
  $75.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 8.4 x 6 inches)

This prospect view illustrates Francis Drake's attack on Santiago (S. Jacob), the Portuguese slave trading port in the Cape Verde Islands. During Drake's circumnavigation in 1585, his fleet anchored off Ribeira Grande (now Cidade Velha). An army of 1,000 men, under the command of Lt. General Carleill, landed up the coast and attacked the city from the rear, while Drake bombarded the garrison fro...
366 Tabula Islandiae Auctore Georgio Carolo Flandro Iceland
Hondius/Blaeu
1644
B+
passed

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 19.6 x 15 inches)

This handsome copper engraved map of Iceland was based on information from a Dutch navigator named Joris Carolus in about 1620. The map shows the influence of both versions of Bishop Gudbrandur's previous maps, a coastline resembling the Ortelius version, and Mercator's selection and spelling of many place names. The island's topography is dominated by huge mountains and volcanoes and its shorel...
367 Septentrionalium Regionum Descrip. Arctic and Scandinavia
Abraham Ortelius
1579
A
  $2,200.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 19 x 14 inches)

Ortelius based this influential map on the work of earlier authorities including Mercator, Zeno and Magnus. Of particular interest are the mythical islands of Brasil, Frisland, Drogeo, Icaria, and St. Brendan. Part of Mercator's imaginary polar continent is depicted with a note that it is inhabited by pigmies. Iceland (Islant, Thule) is basically unchanged from Mercatorīs ...
368 Scandia, sive Regiones Septentrionales Arctic and Scandinavia
Magini and Porro
1713
A
  $210.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 6.7 x 4.8 inches)

This small map is based on Ortelius' Septentrionalum of 1570, which in turn was based on the mapping of Nicholas Zeno in 1558. The map shows two Greenlands, one just above the other, as well as the imaginary islands of Frisland and St. Brendain, along with many other small, phantom islands in the North Sea. The North Pole carries a note of Pigmei hic habitant, indicat...



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