Auction 111, Lot 646

"Carta particolare che Cominca con il Capo Baduis e Finscie con il Capo Cumana, e Mostra la Bocca dell Mare Rosso", Dudley, Robert (Sir)

Subject: Red Sea and Gulf of Aden

Period: 1647 (circa)

Publication: Dell Arcano del Mare

Color: Black & White

Size:
28.5 x 19 inches
72.4 x 48.3 cm

Superb, scarce sea chart of the southern part of the Red Sea and coastlines of the horn of Africa, Arabian Peninsula and the Gulf of Aden. The map is beautifully engraved with calligraphy, a ship, compass rose and title cartouche. Two sheets joined as issued.

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Condition: B

Fine impression except for a little weakness along joint where there is also some faint toning. Couple of tissue repairs in blank margins and an archival tape repair at centerfold.

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,400

Sold for: $750

Closed on 6/8/2005

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