Auction 112, Lot 360

"St. Helena", Montanus/Ogilby

Subject: Atlantic - St. Helena

Period: 1670 (circa)

Publication: Africa Being an Accurate Description of the Regions

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12.5 x 10 inches
31.8 x 25.4 cm

A well rendered bird's-eye view of the island with numerous sailing ships, decorative cartouche with putti, sunrise and towering clouds on the horizon. A compass rose, orienting the view with north at bottom, 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: B

Minor toning along centerfold.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $210

Closed on 9/28/2005

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