Cape Verde Islands African Coast Atlantic Islands c. 1753 Kitchin engraved mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
A Map of Chart of the Cape de Verde Islands Drawn Directly drawn that of Capt. Roberts, Which is Corrected and Improved.
(Africa, Cape Verde Islands, St. Nicholas, San Antonio, Boavista).
Issued c. 1753, London. Engraved by Kitchin.
Mid 18th century engraved map with attractive hand color.
Strong visual quality is imparted by the center compass rose with rhumb lines as well as the crest cartouche which cites Capt. Roberts as the source.
Remains a nice looking example with a pleasing age patina, some inoffensive light old offsetting. Any age flaws mostly minor and easy to overlook or forgive.
Sheet Measures c. 9" H x 15 3/4" W.
Engraved Area Measures c. 7 1/2" H x 8 3/4" W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 3.