Auction 97, Lot 284

"A New Chart of the Southern Ocean", Jefferys, Thomas

Subject: South Atlantic

Period: 1783 (published)

Publication: The West-India Atlas or, A Compendious Description of the West-Indies

Color: Hand Color

25 x 19.5 inches
63.5 x 49.5 cm

Handsome sea chart of the South Atlantic including the whole of South America and the western coastline of Africa. Details are only shown on the coastlines and inset into the interior of South America are three coastal views: Cape St. Augustine, Cape Frio, and North Part of St. Catherine's Island. The chart is dominated by a large compass rose, from which rhumb lines radiate. Photocopy of the atlas title page accompanies the map.


Condition: B

Faint toning and scattered tiny worm holes, minor printer's crease, and tissue repair of marginal split at bottom fold.

Estimate: $400 - $450

Sold for: $240

Closed on 12/5/2001