"Carta particolare del Mare del Sur che comincia con l'Isole di Salamone e finiscie con la Costa di Lima nel Peru", Dudley, Robert (Sir)
Subject: South Pacific
Period: 1647 (published)
Publication: Dell Arcano del Mare
Color: Black & White
30 x 19 inches
76.2 x 48.3 cm
This elegant map is from the first sea atlas based on Mercator's projection. The map covers the South Pacific from the Solomon Islands to the coast of Peru. 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 title cartouche, large compass rose, a sailing ship and graceful calligraphy. Two sheets, joined, as issued.
References: Phillips (A) #457.
Fine impression with minor toning and small separations along joint.