Auction 134, Lot 378

"A Chart of the Coast of South America from Anegada Bay to Cape Horn and from Cape Horn to Baldivia", Senex, John

Subject: South America - Southern

Period: 1728 (published)

Publication: Atlas maritimus & commercialis…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23.5 x 19.6 inches
59.7 x 49.8 cm

This is a very rare sea chart depicting the southern part of South America. The chart is crisply engraved with sparse details but clearly shows the straights of Magellan and Le Marie and the shipping passage around Cape Horn. Falkland Sound is shown but the islands are incomplete. Three large compass roses and rhumb lines orient the chart and are its only embellishment.

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Condition: A

Sharp impression with a hint of faint foxing.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $300

Closed on 12/1/2010

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