Auction 146, Lot 374

"A Chart of the Islands of Cape Verd", Mount & Page

Subject: Cape Verde Islands

Period: 1743 (circa)

Publication: The English Pilot, Part 1 Southern Navigation

Color: Hand Color

21.5 x 17.4 inches
54.6 x 44.2 cm

This handsome chart illustrates the Cape Verde Islands that were so important to the Atlantic trade routes. The chart is embellished with a decorative title cartouche, large central compass rose and rhumb lines.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) M.M&P-1c.

Condition: B+

A nice impression with very light soiling and a few minute worm holes only visible when held to light.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $180

Closed on 9/4/2013