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Carta Esferica De Las Islas De Los Azores ...

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Carta Esferica De Las Islas De Los Azores ... : V.Tofino De San Miguel

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A large chart of the Azores by the Spanish chart maker Vicente Tofino De San Miguel. Interestingly the chart gives meridians for Greenwich, Paris, Cadiz and Tenerife. "Carta Esferica De Las Islas De Los Azores O Terceras Presentada Al Rey Nuestro Senor Por El Excmo Sor Baylio Frey Don Anotonio Valder, Consfero De Estado, Secretario De Estado Y Del Despacho Universal Da Marina; Y Encargado Interinamente De La Secretaria De Estado Guerra, Hacienda, Comercio, Y Navegacion De Indias. Y Construda Port El Brigadier De La Real Armada Don Vicente Tofino De San Miguel, Director De Las Academias De Guardias Marinas, Ano 1788". The chart was engraved by Selma, whose imprint is given beneath the title cartouche at lower left. This example with the manuscript addition of rhumb lines and notes. Slight evidence of paper creasing and other minor areas of restoration.
mapmaker: V.Tofino De San Miguel
place and date of publication: Madrid 1788
medium and colour: Copperplate, Uncoloured
size in mm: 540 x 855
ref: 33231

Price: £ 550

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