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Auction 156, Lot 406

"South Atlantic", Imray, James

Subject: South Atlantic

Period: 1891 (dated)


Color: Black & White

61.7 x 39.9 inches
156.7 x 101.3 cm

This large and well engraved blue-backed chart extends from above the mouth of the Amazon and south into the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica. It is filled with details including soundings, currents, hazards, and more. Kelp, driftwood, and seaweed is noted. There are ten insets and several island profiles including Fernando de Noronha, Ascension Island, Trinidad, St. Helena, and Tristan da Cunha. The South Shetland and South Orkney Islands are shown in detail. There is plenty of information along the coasts of South America and Africa. An additional panel at right features a tidal chart, three magnetic charts, and four charts detailing the winds by season. The lighthouses are marked in original hand color in red and yellow. On three joined sheets.


Condition: B

A fine impression with light damp stains and soiling, an edge tear that enters about 2" into the image at right, and a number of short edge tears and chips along the top margin, some of which extend into the top border.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $125

Closed on 2/17/2016