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  AFRICA 
 African Islands 

VIDAL, Alexander. [An uncommon 19th century Spanish sea chart of three of the Canary Islands]
Oceano Atlantico Septentrional. Cartas de las Islas de Palma, Gomera y Hierro en las Canarias, levantada por el Capitan A.T.E. Vidal de la M.R. Inglesa en 1837. Corregida en 1868. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1868. Touch of original colour. 485 x 640mm.
Three charts of islands in the Canaries, Palma, Gomera and El Hierro, among the largest and most detailed antique maps of these islands of the period, showing the relief of the mountains with hachuring. One lighthouse is marked in colour. Captain Vidal, a Royal Navy hydrographer, worked his way up through the ranks to become an admiral, and married the daughter of the British consul in Maderia.
[Ref: 12573]    £900.00 ($1,167 • €1,039 rates)


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