Auction 125, Lot 422

"De Cust van Barbaria, Gualata, Arguyn, en Geneheo, van Capo S. Vincente tot Capo Verde", Goos, Pieter

Subject: Eastern Atlantic Ocean

Period: 1685 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20.6 x 16.8 inches
52.3 x 42.7 cm

This finely engraved sea chart covers from Lisbon, Portugal to Cape Verde, Africa. It also features the important Atlantic islands including the Azores, Cape Verde, Canary, and Madeira Islands. A bold compass rose orients the map with north to the left. The handsome chart is adorned with a large title cartouche flanked by a lion and a leopard.

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Condition: A

A nice impression printed on double thick paper with wide original margins. There is some minor chipping of paper edges and a short split on the centerfold in the blank bottom margin.

Estimate: $700 - $800

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/24/2008

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