"Carta particolare dell Mare Oceano fra l'Ierlandia e l'Isole di Asores", Dudley, Robert (Sir)
Subject: North Atlantic
Period: 1647 (published)
Publication: Dell ' Arcano Del Mare
Color: Hand Color
14.5 x 18.5 inches
36.8 x 47 cm
This simple but elegant map is from the first sea atlas based on Mercator's projection. The map covers a desolate section of the North Atlantic with Corvo Island of the Azores in the extreme southeast corner and the mythical island of Maida (Maiden) near center. Dudley, a skilled mathematician and navigator, was exiled from England and settled in Florence where his atlas was published. The chart, beautifully engraved by Antonio Lucini, is embellished with a title cartouche, large compass rose and a sailing ship.
Beautiful original color, with a tiny bit of light foxing, still very good.