"Island of Madera", Child, G.
Subject: Atlantic Ocean, Madeira
Period: 1752 (circa)
Publication: Universal Traveller.
Color: Black & White
5.8 x 8.7 inches
14.7 x 22.1 cm
A charming chart of the island of Madeira with soundings noted in fathoms, as well as indications of anchorages and hazards. An illustration of a Dragon tree lies below, showing a pot used to collect the 'dragon's blood', a red resin used as a varnish, incense and medicine.
A superb impression with a little show through of text on the verso.