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Auction 106, Lot 278

"Carta particolare de ll' Rio della Plata che comincia con la Costa in Gradi. si. di Latine. Australe, e Finisce con il Capo S: Andrea…", Dudley, Robert (Sir)

Subject: Argentina and Uruguay

Period: 1647 (circa)

Publication: Dell Arcano Del Mare

Color: Black & White

29 x 19 inches
73.7 x 48.3 cm
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Rare and important chart showing the coast either side of the Rio de la Plata estuary, marking La Citta (Buenos Aires). Sir Robert Dudley’s Dell Arcano Del Mare is renowned as the first atlas of sea charts of the world, on a uniform Mercator projection. The chart was elegantly engraved with fine calligraphy, a bold title cartouche, sailing ship and compass rose by the Florentine craftsman Arnoldo Lucini. Two sheets joined as issued.

References: Phillips (A) #457, vol. 3 #118.

Condition: B

Fine impression with wide margins. Toned along centerfold with a couple of very tiny, nearly invisible, pinholes in map.

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,400

Sold for: $950

Closed on 3/3/2004