Auction 122, Lot 440

"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.


Condition: A

A superb impression with a little show through of text on the verso.

Estimate: $80 - $110

Sold for: $60

Closed on 12/5/2007