Auction 126, Lot 437

"Cape Verd Ids.", Lucas, Fielding

Subject: Cape Verde Islands

Period: 1823 (published)


Color: Hand Color

10.5 x 9 inches
26.7 x 22.9 cm

The quality of engraving on this chart is stunning. It locates the various islands in the chain including Bonavista, Salt, St. Nicholas, St. Antonio, St. Vincent, St. Jago, Fogo and Brava. Many coastal features are named and topography is shown via hachure. Simple title cartouche. Engraved by B.T. Welch & Co.


Condition: A

This is a beautiful near fine example less two small, light spots in a blank area of the chart. Fine color, bright impression on thick paper with wide margins.

Estimate: $80 - $120

Sold for: $60

Closed on 12/3/2008