"Carte de la Partie Meridionale de l'Amerique Meridionale avec la Route du Centurion Depuis l'Ile Ste. Catherine Jusqu'a l'Ile de Juan Fernandes...", Anson, George
Subject: Southern South America
Period: 1787 (published)
Publication: Atlas Universel…
Color: Black & White
16.5 x 17.1 inches
41.9 x 43.4 cm
This handsome chart shows the route of Capt. George Anson's expedition from St. Catherine's Island off the coast of Brazil, around Cape Horn and up to Juan Fernandes Island (now known as Robinson Crusoe Island) off the coast of Chili. During the War of Jenkins' Ear, Anson's expedition of eight ships was sent to harass the Spaniards along the coast of South America. Seven of his ships were lost on the trek around Cape Horn and Chile with a loss of 600 men. Engraved by Lattre and published in Etienne Andre Philippe de Pretot's Atlas Universel.
References: Philipps (Atlases) #663-117.
A crisp impression on a bright, clean watermarked sheet, issued folding. There is a single unobtrusive rust spot at top, a hint of offsetting, and a short fold separation that is confined to the top blank margin and has been closed on verso with archival tape. There is some extraneous creasing in top and bottom blank margins.