Auction 127, Lot 433

"A Chart of South America from the River Real to Cape Horn According to Mr. Wrights Projection Called Mercators Chart", Mount & Page

Subject: South America - Southern

Period: 1712 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Maritimus Novus

Color: Hand Color

22.5 x 17.5 inches
57.2 x 44.5 cm

This is a very uncommon sea chart covering the southern part of South America. The coastline is shown in great detail with place names carefully recorded. The only interior features shown are Lake Titicaca and Potosi. The seas are crossed with rhumb lines and a fine compass rose is the sole ornamentation. We can find no record of this map being on the market for the past 20 years.

References: Phillips (A) #3334-25.

Condition: B+

There are some minor repairs on the centerfold and an extraneous fold on the right side.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $300

Closed on 2/25/2009