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Auction 179, Lot 446


"Carte des Isles du Cap Verd Dressee sur les Journaux et les Remarques des Plus Habiles Navigateurs", Bellin/Van Schley

Subject: Cape Verde Islands

Period: 1746 (dated)

Publication: Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

11 x 8.3 inches
27.9 x 21.1 cm

Charming small map of these important Atlantic islands showing topography, ports, and towns. The chart is centered on a fine compass rose and adorned with a delicately engraved title cartouche. The title is translated in Dutch below the map: "Kaart van de Eilanden van Kabo Verde, Geschikt Volgens de Daghregisters, en Aanmerkingen, der Ervaarendste Zeelieden." Engraved by Van Schley.


Condition: A

A crisp impression, issued folding on a bright sheet of watermarked paper with minor marginal soiling.

Estimate: $70 - $90

Sold for: $21

Closed on 9/16/2020