Auction 90, Lot 70

"A General Chart of the Island of Newfoundland with the Rocks and Soundings Drawn from Surveys taken by Order of the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty by James Cook and Michael Lane Surveyors and Others",

Subject: Canada

Period: 1775-78 (published)

Publication: American Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
21.2 x 22 inches
53.8 x 55.9 cm

A wonderful sailing chart with minute detail of the coast and small islands, and little in the interior except for the rivers and lakes. Shows the Straits of Bell Isle and the Labrador coast, illustrating the northern approach to the St. Lawerence River. An attractive chart with rhumb lines, a fleur-de-lys, and numerous sounding in the Gulf waters. Ref: Phillips (A) #1165, 1166, 3695a. Good color, slightly toned with minor offsetting. Lower margin trimmed just into neatline, else very good.

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Condition: B

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $475

Closed on 3/15/2000

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