Auction 136, Lot 450

"A New Generall Chart for the West Indies of E. Wrights Projection vut. Mercators Chart", Seller and Price

Subject: Atlantic & West Indies

Period: 1703 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Maritimus

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.3 x 17.6 inches
56.6 x 44.7 cm

A crisply engraved sea chart covering most of the Atlantic Ocean but, as noted in the title, focusing on the West Indies. Place names are located along the coastal areas of North and Central America with a bit of the northern portion of South America as well as the western coast of Africa and a portion of Europe. The chart is centered on a large compass rose and the title is enclosed in a picture frame-style cartouche. A text panel in the interior of Africa explains the use of the chart. The chart was engraved by Herman Moll as noted below the cartouche.

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Condition: B+

Overall good condition. Two tiny rust stains near the equator.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $400

Closed on 6/1/2011

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