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Browsing Atlantic and Arctic.  Displaying records 1 - 8.
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Lot#       Title   Subject/Creator   Date/Cond   Sold for:    
442 De Cust van Barbaria Streckende van C.S. Vincent tot C. Verde Eastern Atlantic Ocean
Henrick Doncker
1659
B+
  $350.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This finely engraved sea chart covers from Lisbon, Portugal to Cape Verde, Africa. It also features the important Atlantic islands including the Azores, Cape Verde, Canary, and Madeira Islands. A compass rose orients the map with north to the left. Adorned by a decorative title cartouche and three distance scales.
443 Pascaerte van Brazil; en Nieu Neder Landt van Corvo en Flores tot de Barbados Western Atlantic Ocean
Henrick Doncker
1659
B+
  $600.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This is the first edition of this uncommon sea chart. It shows the area from Newfoundland to the northern coast of South America and across to the Azores and the Cape Verde islands in an unusual configuration derived from the Theunisz Jacobs chart of 1650, with north oriented to the left. Long Island is named as Gebroken lant, and New England is named as Nieu Nederlant, with no men...
444 Canarische Eylanden Canaria, Tenerisa, Forteventura Etc. Canary Islands
Henrick Doncker
1659
B
  $250.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This attractive sea chart depicts the Canary Islands with north oriented to the top right corner of the sheet. At inset at top right show finer detail of Lanzarote Island from Porto de Cavallos to Porto de Naos. The chart includes a few place names on the islands as well as numerous soundings, shoals and anchorages. The decorative title cartouche at lower left is surmounted by two putti.
445 Mappa Aestivarum Insularum, Alias Barmudas Dictarum, ad Ostia Mexicani Aestuary... Bermuda
Willem Blaeu
1638
A
  $1,500.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Map of Bermuda Based on Richard Norwood's Famous Survey

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This magnificent map is based on the famous survey by John Norwood of the Bermuda Company, also known as the Somers Isles Company, in 1618. The map shows the division into the original Tribes, a short-lived term for the major shareholders in the company, that became administrative parishes. Also shown are the various landowners, with their names in a table below the map. There are many t...
446 Carte des Isles Bermudes ou de Sommer Tire de l'Anglois Bermuda
Jacques Nicolas Bellin
1768
B+
  $300.00
Closed
   

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This attractive copper engraving of Bermuda is divided into parishes, here called Cantons. The map shows the best routes for entering the bays around the islands as well as forts, churches, towns, and navigational hazards. Rhumb lines radiate from the center of the map, with north oriented to the upper right. Decorated by a rococo-style cartouche and fleur-de-lis.
447 Carta dell Isola di Capo Verde con l'Isole dell Indie Occidentale, et Parte della Terra Ferma di Guiana... North Atlantic
Sir Robert Dudley
1661
A
  $650.00
Closed
   
First State of Dudley's Rare Chart of the North Atlantic Including the Lesser Antilles

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This is Dudley's very rare map of the North Atlantic Ocean, extending from the Lesser Antilles to the Cape Verde Islands. The map includes Sombrero Island in the north and the delta of the Orinoco River in Venezuela. The distinctive calligraphy (alla cancellaresca), fine cartouche, compass rose and sailing ship are the fine work of the engraver, Antonio Francesco Lucini. This is the first state...
448 A Map of Old Greenland or Oster Bygd & Wester Bygd... [on sheet with] A Map of the Islands of Ferro or Farro... [and] A Draught of the Whirlpool... [and] An Improved Map of Iceland North Atlantic
Emanuel Bowen
1747
A
  $120.00
Closed
   

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This attractive copper engraving includes four maps of islands in the North Atlantic on one sheet. Of particular interest is the depiction of a spurious "whirlpool" off the southern coast of Suouroy Island (Faroe Islands), which is also depicted in the map of the Faroe Islands at lower left. Hekla is depicted as an active volcano in the map of Iceland, and a note in the map of Greenland indicate...
449 Islandia Iceland
Abraham Ortelius
1585
A
  $6,500.00
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 ...


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