Auction 121, Lot 409

"A New Generall Chart for the West Indies of E. Wrights Projection vut. Mercator's Chart", Seller and Price

Subject: Atlantic Ocean and West Indies

Period: 1703 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.5 x 17.8 inches
57.2 x 45.2 cm

This striking and rare sea chart covers most of the Atlantic Ocean but, as noted in the title, focuses on the West Indies. Place names are located along the coastal areas of North and Central America with a bit of the northern portion of South America as well as the western coast of Africa and a portion of Europe. The chart is centered on a large compass rose and the title is enclosed in a picture frame-style cartouche. A text panel in the interior of Africa explains the use of the chart. Engraved by Herman Moll.

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Condition: B

Printed on a sound sheet with original color and some overall foxing. There are a couple of short, marginal tears, well away from the map.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $400

Closed on 9/26/2007

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