Auction 88, Lot 149

"Mappa Aestivarum Insularum, alias Bermudas…", Ogilby, John

Subject: Bermuda

Period: 1671 (circa)

Publication: America

Color: Black & White

Size:
14 x 11.5 inches
35.6 x 29.2 cm

Very decorative map of Bermuda with a large cartouche depicting Neptune with mermaids, sea monsters and cherubs, two coats of arms, a compass rose, rhomb lines and a pictorial scale of miles with natives and Europeans. The island is divided among various "Tribes" with a table at bottom detailing the divisions. Close, but adequate, margins - as issued. Evenly toned, with expert repair on centerfold in the table at bottom. Very crisp impression.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $1,100 - $1,300

Sold for: $850

Closed on 10/2/1999

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