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Auction 148, Lot 428

"A. Knivets Zeldzame Reystogt door de Straat Magellaan na de Zuyd Zee tot aan zyn Vlugt in Angola Agtervolgt", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: Atlantic Ocean

Period: 1706 (circa)

Publication: Naauwkeurige versameling der gedenk-waardigste zee en landreysen…

Color: Hand Color

8.9 x 6 inches
22.6 x 15.2 cm

This map of the Atlantic Ocean depicts the areas explored by Anthony Knivets, an English sailor who traveled with Thomas Cavendish in 1591 on a voyage to Brazil. After developing frostbite in the Strait of Magellan, Knivets was abandoned on a remote island, where he was captured by the Portuguese. Knivets was forced to work as a slave for many years in South America, but escaped and fled to Angola and eventually made his was back to England. Knivets' memoir of his travels was published by Samuel Purchas in his Purchas his Pilgrimage in 1613. This map was published in van der Aa's compilation of early voyages of exploration.


Condition: B

A nice impression with minor toning and several small worm holes within the image, some of which have been closed on verso using archival materials. There are also three short edge tears that just enter the neatline, all of which have been archivally repaired, and a chip in top left corner has been repaired with a tiny amount of neatline replaced in facsimile.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $120

Closed on 2/19/2014