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Auction 158, Lot 200

"St. Helena - This Island Belongs to ye English East India Company... [on sheet with] The Bay of Agoa de Saldanha - This Bay Is 70 Miles North of ye Cape of Good Hope...", Moll, Herman

Subject: St. Helena & South Africa

Period: 1735 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

8 x 10.9 inches
20.3 x 27.7 cm
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This sheet features a beautifully engraved map of St. Helena in the upper half of the sheet. The lower map details a bay about 70 miles north of today's Cape Town and notes that there was an earlier plan to make a settlement there. Both include good topographical detail, handsome compass roses, and rhumb lines.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.MOLL-9a #39.

Condition: B+

A sharp impression on watermarked paper with light offsetting and a short centerfold separation in the left blank margin.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $80

Closed on 6/22/2016