"St. Helene", Ogilby, John
Period: 1670 (published)
Publication: Africa; Being an Accurate Description of the Regions
Color: Hand Color
12.3 x 9.7 inches
31.2 x 24.6 cm
A well rendered birds-eye view of the island with numerous sailing ships, decorative cartouche with putti, sunset and towering clouds on the horizon. Compass rose and rhumb lines appear to be placed on the ocean surface in 3-D perspective.
Good impression on hand laid paper with great watermark of crown and fleur-de-lys.