Antique Map-PACIFIC-OCEAN CHART-CALIFORNIA-BARBADOS-Anson-Seale-1748

Price: € 242,50

Subject: Antique Map, titled: 'A Chart of the Pacific Ocean from the Equinoctial to the Latitude of 39 1/2d. No.' - Sea chart of the Pacific, with parts of the Mexico and Southern California and Baha California coasts (with Acapulco, San Diego etc.) in the right and Barbados in the left edge. In particular this chart depicts the voyages of the Spanish Nostra Seigniora de Cabadonga and the British Navy Commodore George Anson. Anson succeed in capturing the Spanish treasure galleon off Cape Espiritu Santo on June 20, 1743. This map is the larger right part of a larger chart extending further west.
Condition: Fair, given age. Original folds, as issued. Sheet doubled on thin Japanese, to repair a few tears and small holes in the folds. The top edge of the image foxed, browning along two of the folds. Originally this map consisted of two sheets and stretched all the way to Japan. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Medium: Engraving on hand laid paper. Watermark: R.S.
Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 57.2 x 27.6 cm. The image size is ca. 57.2 x 26.9 cm.
Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 22.5 x 10.9 inch. The image size is ca. 22.5 x 10.6 inch.
Part Number: 56793
Location: BG-B3-11
Description: From George Anson's "A Voyage Round The World, In the Years MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV" (1748 English Edition).

Artists and Engravers: Made by 'R.W. Seale' after 'George Anson'. Richard William Seale (1703-1762) was an English mapmaker and engraver from London. Richard Seale, his father, was a member of the Stationers Company, suggesting that printing and engraving must have been a family trade. Nevertheless, he was not taught by his father, but was apprenticed to Samuel Parker of Clerkenwell in 1719. Seale was quite active as an engraver and publisher from about 1740 until his death in 1762. Baron George Anson (1697-1762) was a British commodore and a wealthy noble.