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Auction 98, Lot 253

"A New Chart of the Southern Ocean", Laurie & Whittle

Subject: South Atlantic

Period: 1794 (dated)

Publication: A New and Elegant Imperial Sheet Atlas comprehending General and Particular Maps

Color: Hand Color

25.2 x 19.5 inches
64 x 49.5 cm
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Beautiful fully colored compass rose and rhumb lines set off this chart. Shows all of South America and the western portion of Africa, locating Sandwich Land, Isle of Georgia, Galapagos Islands, Juan Fernandez, the Falklands, etc. Filled with interesting notations such as "C. Circumcision (Jan. 1st, 1739, very doubtful)", "Breakers according to the Dutch", "I. dos Picos according to van Keulen, very doubtful" and more. A handsome chart engraved by Thomas Kitchen. Facsimile of atlas title page included.

References: Phillips (A) 4302.

Condition: B

On a full sheet of hand laid paper with fluer-de-lys watermark. Two areas of loss at centerfold, repaired.

Estimate: $500 - $600


Closed on 3/6/2002