Auction 99, Lot 308

"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

Size:
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.

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Condition: A

Beautiful original color, with a tiny bit of light foxing, still very good.

Estimate: $400 - $450

Sold for: $400

Closed on 6/12/2002

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