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Auction 115, Lot 753

"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.

Condition: B

Fine impression with minor toning and small separations along joint.

Estimate: $900 - $1,000

Sold for: $650

Closed on 6/21/2006