1737 - Carte de la Partie de L'Ocean/Plan de L'Isle de Fernand de Noronha *****SOLD***** - Antique Map

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Item number: SAM256
Genuine Antique Map


Maker: Buache.

Unusual antique engraved hand colored map of the Atlantic Ocean between northeastern Brazil and northwestern Africa, with half of the map dedicated to an intricate topographical map of the island Fernando de Noronha some 220 miles off the coast of Brazil, which was discovered in the early 1500's, changed hands many times over the course of the subsequent two centuries, was taken over by the French East Indies Company in 1736, only to be retaken by the Portuguese in the year this map was drawn; includes early bathymetric profiles across the open ocean from the coast of Brazil to Tagrin Bay in present-day Sierra Lione, as well as a detailed profile of the area around Noronha, also extensive explanatory text in French; very good condition on heavy paper with some toning, torn edges and minor rumples, approx. 19 x 25 inches. *****SOLD*****

Item Number: SAM256