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Auction 118, Lot 466

"A New Chart of the Bahama Islands and the Windward Passage", Mount & Page

Subject: Bahamas

Period: 1737 (dated)

Publication: The English Pilot - The Fourth Book Describing West India Navigation.

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20.5 x 16.7 inches
52.1 x 42.4 cm

Beautiful, uncommon chart of the Bahamas, including the tip of Florida, Cuba, Jamaica, the western part of Hispaniola and Cozumel to the far west. The map is filled with rhumb lines, and is decorated with a great compass rose and a handsome cartouche. Sold by Mount & Page on Tower-hill in London.

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Condition: B

Near fine but for a few spots of foxing and one short tear in the bottom margin, just touching the neatline.

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,400

Sold for: $2,100

Closed on 3/6/2007

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