Auction 90, Lot 176

"Paskaart van de Cust van Portugal, Barbaria, en Genehoa…",

Subject: Atlantic

Period: 1685 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22 x 20 inches
55.9 x 50.8 cm

Handsome sea chart of the Azores, Canary and Cape Verde island groups that were so important to the Atlantic trade routes. The large pictorial cartouche includes a group of European merchants trading with native peoples. North is oriented to the left of the chart and indicated by two fine compass roses. A bit of light surface soiling, else fine and on very sturdy paper.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $500

Closed on 3/15/2000

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