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Auction 183, Lot 308

"A Chart of the Atlantic Ocean, Exhibiting the Seat of War Both in Europe and America According to the Latest Discoveries and Regulated by Astronomical Observations", Cary, John

Subject: North Atlantic

Period: 1780 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

16.7 x 12.1 inches
42.4 x 30.7 cm
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This Revolutionary War era map depicts several sailing routes between Europe and North America in the latter portion of the 18th century. Highlighted routes include the "Upper Course to Carolina & Virginia", "Usual Course to the West Indies", "Course of the Spanish Ships", and "Return of the Spanish Ships." Includes good coastal detail with a number of settlements located along the eastern United States including San Augustine, Philadelphia, New York and Boston. Decorated by an elaborate 16-point compass rose with rhumb lines in the water.


Condition: B+

Issued folding on watermarked paper and now flattened and backed with tissue. There are archival repairs to 3" and 1.5" edge tears at right and a small hole in the top border.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $250

Closed on 6/9/2021