Jun 07, 2017 - Sale 2450

Sale 2450 - Lot 6

Price Realized: $ 5,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 5,000
ARROWSMITH, AARON. Chart of the Galapagos, Surveyed in the Merchant-Ship Rattler, and drawn by Capt. James Colnett, of the Royal Navy in 1793, 1794. Large engraved chart of the Galapagos Islands on heavy wove paper trimmed with linen selvage. 32 1/2x26 1/2 inches sheet size; minor staining along lower edge and in title cartouche. Contemporary owner's ink inscription on verso: "Francis Post, June 1832." London: A. Arrowsmith [1798] with additions and corrections to 1817

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Arrowsmith here traces the route of Captain James Colnett in command of his merchant ship Rattler in 1793, presenting the first accurate navigational chart of the group of islands off the coast of Ecuador.