Auction 122, Lot 441

"Insulae Promontorii Viridis, Hispanis Issas de Cabo Verde, Belgis de Soute Eylanden", Ogilby, John

Subject: Atlantic - Cape Verde Islands

Period: 1670 (circa)


Color: Black & White

12.5 x 10 inches
31.8 x 25.4 cm

A beautiful small sea chart of the important Cape Verde Islands based on Blaeu's map of the same title. Beautifully embellished with rhumb lines and a compass rose, it features two cartouches with cavorting cherubs and mermaids.


Condition: B+

A nice impression on a sheet with some irregular toning. The generous margins have splits on the folds, not affecting the map and some chipping.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 12/5/2007