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A Rare Early Sea Chart of Cape Verde

Rare early sea chart of the the Cape Verde Islands by Johannes Van Loon.

The islands shown with its towns and anchoring places. Island of Del Fuogo is shown with an erupting volcano. Very decorative map with a compass rose at the center, and the strapwork title cartouche with the North Star, and two sea monsters.

The chart appeared in Van Loon's extremely rare sea atlas, entitled. Klaer-Lichtende Noord-Star ofte Zee-Atlas; ... (etc.) door Johannes van Loon.

Rarity

The map is very rare.  This is the first example we have offered for sale.

Reference
Burden I, 367.