Auction 103, Lot 537

"Plan of the Islands Felix and Ambrose by Capt. James Colnett of the Royal Navy", Arrowsmith, Aaron, Sr.

Subject: Southwest Pacific

Period: 1793 (dated)

Publication: Voyage to the South Atlantic…into the Pacific

Color: Hand Color

20 x 14.2 inches
50.8 x 36.1 cm

These are today's Isla San Ambrosio and Isla San Felix, both belonging to Chili. The islands are about 600 miles offshore and are considered a bird watchers paradise. The track of the expedition is detailed. Arrowsmith produced this map for Colnett's publication, but this is an unfolded example that was separately issued. We find no reference to this state. Engraved by Thomas Foot, the principle engraver for the Board of Ordinance.


Condition: A

Nice impression on a full sheet of thick paper.

Estimate: $250 - $300


Closed on 6/11/2003