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Auction 191, Lot 439

"Carte de l'Ocean Meridional Dressee pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages", Bellin/Van Schley

Subject: South Atlantic

Period: 1746 (dated)

Publication: L'Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

17.7 x 13.4 inches
45 x 34 cm
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This attractive chart of the South Atlantic is centered on a large compass rose with rhumb lines radiating across the ocean. A good portion of the coastlines of South America and Africa are shown with major port cities named. The Prime Meridian is shown through l'Isle de Fer and the Meridian of Paris is shown just west of the coast of Africa. A large rococo title cartouche graces the otherwise blank interior of South America. Engraved by Van Schley. Dutch title below map: "Kaart van de Zuid-Zee, om te Dienen Voor de Historische Beschryving der Reizen."


Condition: A

A crisp impression, issued folding on a sheet with a Strasbourg Lily watermark. A binding trip at left has been replaced with old paper.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $210

Closed on 2/8/2023