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Original Antique 1744 Thomas Kitchin Map CAPE VERDE ISLANDS Compass Rose Volcano

Original Antique 1744 Thomas Kitchin Map CAPE VERDE ISLANDS Compass Rose Volcano
Original Antique 1744 Thomas Kitchin Map CAPE VERDE ISLANDS Compass Rose Volcano
Original Antique 1744 Thomas Kitchin Map CAPE VERDE ISLANDS Compass Rose Volcano
Original Antique 1744 Thomas Kitchin Map CAPE VERDE ISLANDS Compass Rose Volcano

Original Antique 1744 Thomas Kitchin Map CAPE VERDE ISLANDS Compass Rose Volcano
Original Antique 1744 Thomas Kitchin Map CAPE VERDE ISLANDS Compass Rose Volcano. Original antique engraved map of the Cape Verde Islands, with compass rose and decorative cartouche, dated 1744 in the lower margin, drawn by Thomas Kitchin, and printed more than 250 years ago. This map was published in Thomas Salmon's Universal Traveller , London, 1753. The image area measures 19.2 x 22 cm [7-3/4" x 8-3/4"] and it is titled A Map or Chart of the Cape de Verde Islands Drawn Chiefly from that of Capt. N Roberts which is Corrected and Improved.

A distinctive compass rose is oriented in the center of the island chain, south of São Nicolau. A legend key identifies bays, points, ports, islands, and rocks. Among the named features are the English Road and the Portuguese Road on Boa Vista, a source of fresh water on São Vicente, Salt Point Bay on San Juan (Brava), and San Felipe (Fogo), a volcanic island east of Brava which erupted again in 1995.

This map is in very good condition, with a bold, crisp impression. It has been trimmed into the neat line at the upper margin, and the lower edge has some minor nicks, outside the image area. There is a spot in the margin at the right top corner and a faint diagonal crease.

The map is uncolored, as issued, and is blank on the back, with no printing on the reverse side. The scans below give a closer look, including front and back views of the full sheet. This is an original , authentic antique map, not a reproduction or modern reprint, and it is fully guaranteed to be genuine. The printing in the lower margin reads: No. In 1988 Cabo Verde issued six commemorative stamps depicting antique maps of the islands. Powered by SixBit's eCommerce Solution. The item "Original Antique 1744 Thomas Kitchin Map CAPE VERDE ISLANDS Compass Rose Volcano" is in sale since Friday, August 29, 2014.

This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Africa Maps". The seller is "new_world_maps" and is located in Lake Worth, Florida.

This item can be shipped worldwide.

  • Condition: Used
  • Type: Map
  • Maker: Thomas Kitchin
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Product Type: Antique Map
  • Region: Africa
  • Date of Origin: 1744
  • Region or Country: Cape Verde Islands


Original Antique 1744 Thomas Kitchin Map CAPE VERDE ISLANDS Compass Rose Volcano