Auction 107, Lot 273

"A New Generall Chart for the West Indies of E. Wrights Projection vut. Mercator's Chart", Seller and Price

Subject: Atlantic and West Indies

Period: 1703 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
22.7 x 17.8 inches
57.7 x 45.2 cm

A fine sea chart covering most of the Atlantic Ocean but, as noted in the title, focusing on the West Indies. Place names are located along all the coasts of North and South America, Europe and Africa. The chart is centered on a large compass rose from which rhumb lines radiate and the title is enclosed in a picture frame-style cartouche. A text panel in the interior of Africa explains the use of the chart. Engraved by Herman Moll.

References:

Condition: A

Sharp impression. Issued folding and now pressed. Close margins as issued with a tiny repaired binding tear just touching neatline.

Estimate: $700 - $1,000

Sold for: $375

Closed on 6/9/2004

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