Auction 171, Lot 419

"The Cape Verd Islands, Laid Down from the Remarks and Observations of Experienced Navigators...", Apres de Mannevillette, Jean B. N. D.

Subject: Cape Verde Islands

Period: 1794 (dated)

Publication: A Complete Pilot for the West Indies

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11.2 x 20.6 inches
28.4 x 52.3 cm

This uncommon sheet centers on a chart of the Cape Verde Islands, which were so important to the Atlantic trade routes, and features navigational instructions. Above the chart are a detailed chart of Praia Bay on Sao Tiago Island, with soundings, rocks and additional navigational notes, as well as "A View of the English Road in the Island of Mayo" (Maio Island). At the bottom of the sheet, printed from a separate plate, are four land approach views of Praia Bay and several locations on Maio Island. Published by Laurie & Whittle.

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Condition: B+

A nice impression with some light pencil marks, a few small spots, and narrow top and bottom margins, as issued.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $100

Closed on 2/6/2019

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