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Auction 164, Lot 793

"A Link with Magellan Being a Chart of the East Indies, C. 1522",

Subject: References

Period: 1929 (published)


Color: Printed Color

11.3 x 14.4 inches
28.7 x 36.6 cm

Only 150 copies of this rare and handsome book were published; this is #38. It was privately printed by William Fell for Boies Penrose and features a facsimile of a manuscript chart of the East Indies. The main thesis of the book is that this chart was likely made by the Magellan expedition. The rest of the narrow volume is dedicated to notes on the chart. Hardbound in brown cloth on boards, protected by a sheet of Mylar.


Condition: B+

Contents are very good with minor toning. Hinge is just beginning to start. Covers lightly soiled with light shelf wear.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $170

Closed on 9/13/2017