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Browsing Atlantic and Arctic.  Displaying records 1 - 9.
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Lot#       Title   Subject/Creator   Date/Cond   Sold for:    
403 Acores Insulae Azores
Abraham Ortelius
1603
B+
  $650.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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A beautifully engraved chart of the Azores based on Luis Teixeira's cartographic work with three ornate title cartouches and a title banner at top center. The sea is fully engraved in stipple and features a sea monster and sailing ships. Latin text on verso, published 1603.

See also lot 807 for a reference work on cartographers who worked for Ortelius.
404 St. Helene St. Helena
Olivier Dapper
1670
B+
  $120.00
Closed
   

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A well rendered bird's-eye view of the island with numerous sailing ships, decorative cartouche with putti, sunrise and towering clouds on the horizon. A compass rose, orienting the view with north at bottom, and rhumb lines appear to be placed on the ocean surface in 3-D perspective. The island was an important re-fueling stop for ships in the South Atlantic providing fresh water, fruit and mea...
405 A Map of Falklands Islands' Falkland Islands
John Lodge
1770
A
  $60.00
Closed
   

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This copper engraved map shows the coastlines of the Falkland Islands with limited interior detail. Surrounding the map are nine land-approach views of various islands with distances given. Decorated with a rococo-style cartouche. Issued in the October 1770 edition of Gentleman's Magazine.
406 A New & Accurate Map of Bermudas or Sommer's Islands... [on sheet with] An Accurate Map of the Island of St. Christopher... Bermuda & St. Kitts
Emanuel Bowen
1752
A
  $800.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This sheet contains maps of Bermuda and St. Kitts, each enclosed in its own borders. The map of Bermuda is oriented with northeast at the top, and depicts the roads, towns and tribes on the island, as well as navigational hazards in the surrounding waters. There are several notes on the map giving more detail about the islands. The map of St. Kitts is oriented with east at the top and depicts n...
407 Mappa Aestivarum Insularum, Alias Barmudas Dictarum, ad Ostia Mexicani Aestuary... Bermuda
Jansson/Valck & Schenk
1700
B+
  $750.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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A striking map based on the famous survey by Richard Norwood of the Bermuda Company, also known as the Somers Isles Company in 1618. The map shows the division into the original Tribes, which were a short-lived name for what became administrative parishes, and were names of major shareholders in the company. Also shown are the various landowners, with their names in a table below the map. There...
408 A General Chart of the Western Ocean North Atlantic
Mount & Page
1760
B
  $210.00
Closed
   
NO RESERVE

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Handsome and scarce sea chart of the North Atlantic covering the coastlines from Newfoundland to Wild Brazile, and from Ireland to Guinea. Fine coastal detail including the fishing banks off Newfoundland and the shoals and reefs of the Caribbean. Decorated with a compass rose and rhumb lines. This chart was published by Mount & Page in numerous editions of The English Pilot The Fourth...
409 A Chart of the Atlantic Ocean, Exhibiting the Course of the Gulph Stream, &c. North Atlantic, Gulf Stream
Benjamin Franklin
1808
B+
  $375.00
Closed
   

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Benjamin Franklin first published his groundbreaking chart of the Gulf Stream in 1786 in A Letter from Dr. Benjamin Franklin ... Containing Sundry Maritime Observations, in Volume II of Transactions of the American Philosophical Society. The chart was intended to spur sea captains to alter their routes for quicker, more convenient travel. Franklin, who was Deputy Postmaster General...
410 Islandia Iceland
Abraham Ortelius
1585
B+
  $4,000.00
Closed
   
One of Ortelius' Most Decorative Maps Featuring Fantastical Sea Monsters

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This is one of the most spectacular of all decorative maps, filling the Icelandic seas with a Boschian array of sea monsters. A lettered key on the verso gives descriptions of the creatures. Some of the beasts can be linked to a real sea creature, particularly whales and walruses, while others are wholly fantastic, such as the aquatic hyena (D) and seagoing cow (K). A Latin note near the coast ...
411 Septemtrionales Reg. Arctic & Scandinavia
Ortelius/Vrients
1601
A
  $110.00
Closed
   

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Delightful miniature map based on Ortelius' important map of the Arctic regions and the North Atlantic with the mythical islands of Drogeo and Frieslant. Greenland is shown as a large island separated from Nova Semla. Latin text on verso.

This map was published in Filips Galle's series of Epitome, which first appeared in 1588. Galle was unimpressed with the ...


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