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A Correct Chart of the Carribee Islands.

Published: London. 1715-50

Stock code: 52968

Price: £1,800

Sale Price: £1,260

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Depicted with north to the right, extending from Puerto Rico to Venezuela, title cartouche at top centre. The map has a compass at sea, rhumb lines, anchorages and depth soundings. It was published in The English Pilot for Mount and Page, in John Seller’s fourth book, covering American waters. The atlas was produced and published to counter the prevailing dominance and output of maritime material by the Dutch. Seller began his atlas in the 1670s, and it proved so popular that it ran to over 30 editions, the later ones produced some 100 years later. As a result many charts were re-engraved, or replaced entirely by more accurate examples.

Size: 525 x 430 mm. Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Fine condition.

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