Auction 165, Lot 404

"St. Helene", Dapper, Olivier

Subject: St. Helena

Period: 1670 (circa)

Publication: Naukeurige beschrijvinge der Afrikaensche

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12.3 x 9.6 inches
31.2 x 24.4 cm

A well rendered bird's-eye view of the island with numerous sailing ships, decorative cartouche with putti, sunrise and towering clouds on the horizon. A compass rose, orienting the view with north at bottom, and rhumb lines appear to be placed on the ocean surface in 3-D perspective. The island was an important re-fueling stop for ships in the South Atlantic providing fresh water, fruit and meat to the early explorers.

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Condition: B+

A nice impression on paper with a large fleur-de-lis coat of arms watermark and light toning along the centerfold.

Estimate: $190 - $220

Sold for: $120

Closed on 11/15/2017

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