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The Mapping of North America

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This very rare English sea chart was first published in John Seller’s ‘English Pilot Third Part’ covering the Mediterranean Sea in 1677. This issue was published by Mount and Page in 1747. It displays the south coast of Spain including Andalucia and Granada. It extends from Gibraltar to Cap de Gat near Almeria. Along the coast are many familiar names including ‘Estapona’, ‘Marbella’, ‘Fangerola’ (Fuengirola), Malaga, Velez Malaga, Almunecar, Motril etc. Offshore are a ship and compass rose are engraved. The islet of Alboran is featured in the middle of the Strait and appears larger than it is in reality. It is named after the the Tunisian pirate Al Borani from whom it was taken by the Spanish in 1540, it has remained in their possession ever since. Second state with the imprint of W. Mount and T. Page added lower right outside the border. Shirley ‘Atlases in the BL’ M.Sell 1d no. 5.

A Chart of the Sea-Coast of Spain From the Straits mouth to C de Gat And of the Sea-Coast of Barbary From the Straits mouth to C de Hone

W & J Mount and T. Page at the Postern on Tower Hill, London, 1677-[1747]
405 x 520 mm., with recent wash colour, in good condition.
Stock number: 8575
£ 365
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