Auction 108, Lot 617

"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.


Condition: A

Minor flaws in blank margins.

Estimate: $750 - $900

Sold for: $550

Closed on 9/29/2004