Auction 107, Lot 282

"St. Helena", Dapper, Olivier

Subject: St. Helena

Period: 1670 (circa)

Publication: Naukeurige beschrijvinge der Afrikaensche

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12.5 x 9.7 inches
31.8 x 24.6 cm

A well rendered birds-eye view of the island with numerous sailing ships, decorative cartouche with putti, sunset and towering clouds on the horizon. A compass rose 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 meat to the early explorers.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $140

Closed on 6/9/2004

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