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Auction 117, Lot 412

"Cote du Nord Est de l'Isle de Juan Fernandez", Bellin/Van Schley

Subject: Chile

Period: 1753 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

11 x 7.5 inches
27.9 x 19.1 cm

Small sea chart of Cumberland Bay, on the northeast side of Juan Fernandez Island. This island was made famous by Daniel Defoe's novel Robinson Crusoe as the island on which he was marooned. This map refers to Admiral George Anson's voyage there in 1740-44 when the island provided sustenance for his men after their arduous journey around the tip of South America. This map is topped by a view of the same bay with its own compass rose. Decorative cartouche and compass rose with fleur-de-lys. Dutch title along bottom.


Condition: A+

Attractively colored on fine paper with a few pencil shadows in blank margins.

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $90

Closed on 12/6/2006