Auction 122, Lot 429

"[Lot of 2] A View of the North East Side of Masa-Fuero Lying in the Latitude of 33° 5' So. [and] A View of the West Side of Maso-Fuero Distant 4 Miles", Anson, George

Subject: Juan Fernandez Islands

Period: 1750 (circa)


Color: Black & White

15.7 x 7 inches
39.9 x 17.8 cm

An attractive pair of views depicting the island now known as Alejandro Selkirk, located off the coast of Chile with the other islands of Robinson Crusoe, Juananga, and Santa Clara. The explorer George Anson visited the islands during a Pacific exploration of 1740-44. Engraved by J. S. Muller.


Condition: B+

Sharp impressions on sheets with folds as issued. There is a small area of thin paper in the first engraving, and a few minor creases in both.

Estimate: $100 - $150

Sold for: $50

Closed on 12/5/2007