“Part of the iland Augusta in the Adriatick Gulf by Richard Lestock anno 1684”
Manuscript chart, 390 x 310mm., ink and pencil on paper, a few minor creases
The chart appears to show the southernmost harbour of the island of Augusta or Lagosta (modern Lastovo, off the coast of Croatia), one of the islands between Split and Dubrovnik. It may be reasonably attributed to Richard Lestock (d.1713), a captain of merchant ships, who volunteered for the Royal Navy with the outbreak of the War of the Grand Alliance (1688-1697).
Earls of Macclesfield, blind-stamped arms at head of sheet
Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.
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