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SOLD A New & Exact Map of the Coast, Countries and Islands within ye Limits of ye South Sea Company
Colour: Hand colour
Size: 660mm x 480mm
Title: 'A New & Exact Map of the Coast, Countries and Islands within ye Limits of ye South Sea Company, from ye River Aranoca to Terra del Fuego, and from thence through ye South Sea, to ye North Part of California'. From 'The World Described ...'
A map of the Coasts, Countries and Islands within the limits of the South Sea Company, calligraphic title, dedication with figures, 12 inset views.
In fair condition with some facsimile work that has been hand drawn by a professional paper conservator who is very in demand (she does much work for the main London Museums, and has a long waiting list). An original copy was used for reference in all areas where work has been done.
Top left corner - the League of miles and rhumb lines are redrawn - 2 x 2 inches of the image area.
Top right corner - 3 x 2 inches of the image area around the 'Laguna'
Bottom left corner - 2 x 4 inches of the inset map has been redrawn
Bottom right corner - 2 x 4 inches of the inset map has been redrawn
Bottom centre text - hand drawn with reference to the original. 6 x 2 inches.
The patching on the verso is where the paper has been restored / replaced. The original folds have been reinforced on the verso.
In general the map is very attractive, and is in very stable (if not completely original) condition. This must be considered to be a decorative map, to frame and enjoy, rather than one for the purists. All faults are reflected in the price.