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The Mapping of North America

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This fine rare sea chart of the Aegean Sea was first published in Mount & Page’s ‘English Pilot Part Three’ in 1716. Engraved by Samuel Parker this example is from the 1747 edition. Dotted or ‘Prickt Lines shows The best Passage up the Arches’. The ‘Arches’ were the colloquial name for the Archipelago. There is a fascinating depiction of Sentorim (Santorini) with a nearby ‘Burning I’ showing an erupting volcano. This reflects the active eruptive period of Santorini between 23 May 1707 and 14 September 1711. NMM 425 no. 146; Shirley ‘Atlases in the BL’ M.M&P 3b no. 24; Sphyroeras, Avramea and Asdrahas ‘Maps and Map-Makers of the Aegean’ fig. 127 (incorrectly attributing the map to Seller); Zacharakis 2162.

A New Chart of the Archipelago Corrected by Ion. Gaudy

W & J Mount and T. Page at the Postern on Tower Hill, London, 1716-[47]
535 x 440 mm., in fine recent outline colour, in good condition.
Stock number: 8589
£ 495
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