"Carta particolare che comincia con il Capo Aldea e Finisce con il Capo Degortam", Dudley, Robert (Sir)
Subject: Southern Africa
Period: 1646 (circa)
Publication: Dell Arcano del Mare
Color: Black & White
15 x 19 inches
38.1 x 48.3 cm
A rare and very fine sea chart of the southwest coast of Africa covering what are now known as the Skeleton and Diamond Coasts of Namibia. Dudley, a skilled mathematician and navigator, was exiled from England and settled in Florence where his atlas was published. The chart, beautifully engraved by Antonio Lucini, is embellished with a strapwork title cartouche, large compass rose and a sailing ship.
Minor flaws in blank margins.