Auction 140, Lot 107

"A New and Correct Chart of the Coast of New Foundland from Cape Raze to Cape Bonavista…", Mount & Page

Subject: Newfoundland, Canada

Period: 1753 (circa)

Publication: The English Pilot: The Fourth Book

Color: Hand Color

Size:
40 x 16.8 inches
101.6 x 42.7 cm

Large, handsome chart of the Avalon Peninsula with an inset showing one of the earliest plans of Halifax. Two additional insets, with fancy rococo-style borders, detail Trinity Harbour and St. John's Harbour. Bold and well-engraved chart ornamented with three large compass roses orienting north to the right. Two sheets joined as issued.

References: Kershaw #523; Shirley (BL Atlases) M.M&P-5d #7.

Condition: C+

Good impression with a close margin at left with some paper laid in and a little facsimile on neatline. There are a couple of short tears across centerfold.

Estimate: $450 - $550

Sold for: $325

Closed on 5/23/2012

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