Auction 88, Lot 164

"Terra Nova ac Maris Tractus circa Novan Franciam, Angliam, Belgium Venezuelam Novam, et Brasiliam", Wit, Frederick de

Subject: Atlantic

Period: 1680 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.2 x 19 inches
56.4 x 48.3 cm

Exquisite sea chart of the Atlantic with the coastlines of North America from Cape Charles to Newfoundland, the northern coast of South America , and the West Indies. The chart is richly decorated with two large cartouches surrounded by figures of explorers, natives, sea monsters and even a camel. In the sea are sailing ships, including a raging sea battle, and compass roses. Beautiful contemporary color and condition, with one spot in margin, else very fine. Reserve $800

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200

Sold for: $1,600

Closed on 10/2/1999

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