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John Thornton /  Mount & Page:  A Chart of the Western Part of the East-Indies. With All the Adjacent Islands from Cape Bona Esperanca to the Island of Zelone

Indian Ocean


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Title: A Chart of the Western Part of the East-Indies. With All the Adjacent Islands from Cape Bona Esperanca to the Island of Zelone

Map Maker: John Thornton /   Mount & Page

Place / Date: London / 1720 ca

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 21 x 17 inches

Condition: VG

Price: $1,400.00

Inventory ID: 40842


Description:

Old color example of fine early English sea chart of the Indian Ocean, which charts one of the most important trade routes of the 15th and 16th Centuries.

The map appeared in a number of clearly distinguishable formats over the years.  The present example no longer includes Samuel Thornton's name in the cartouche. The map was revised several times, most notably wih the addition of a new cartouche in the second part of the 18th Century.  

Later editions of the map appeared in The English Pilot, The Third Book, first published in the late 17th Century and later published by Mount & Page for more than 100 years.


Condition Description: Old fold split, expertly repaired on verso.


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