Auction 150, Lot 396

"A New Generall Chart for the West Indies of E. Wright's Projection vut. Mercators Chart", Mount & Page

Subject: North Atlantic

Period: 1749 (circa)

Publication: The English Pilot. The Fourth Book

Color: Hand Color

22.4 x 17.8 inches
56.9 x 45.2 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 rococo cartouche. A text panel in the interior of Africa explains the use of the chart.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) M.M&P-5c #3.

Condition: B

Light toning, a few creases at bottom, and two large chips in bottom corners that have been professionally repaired with the border and rhumb lines replaced in facsimile.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/17/2014