Auction 140, Lot 419

"Cape Verd Ids.", Lucas, Fielding

Subject: Cape Verde Islands

Period: 1823 (circa)

Publication: A General Atlas…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10.3 x 8.5 inches
26.2 x 21.6 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. The title cartouche is engraved on a cloud background. Lucas' General Atlas is known as one of the finest general atlases produced in the U.S. at the time, due to the high quality paper, superior engraving quality, and attractive coloring style. Engraved by B.T. Welch & Co.

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Condition: B+

Wide, original margins with a few light spots.

Estimate: $95 - $120

Sold for: $70

Closed on 5/23/2012

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