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Auction 101, Lot 110

"A Chart of the Gulf of St. Laurence, Composed from a Great Number of Actual Surveys and other Materials…", Jefferys/Sayer & Bennett

Subject: Canada

Period: 1775 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 24 inches
49.5 x 61 cm
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First state of this handsome sailing chart of the gulf, embracing Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and New Britain, complete with rhumb lines, soundings, shoals and numerous notations. The coastlines are presented in great detail with a profusion of harbors and ports being named. A table of "Astronomical Observations" lists the latitude and longitude of various major ports. This is an excellent example of the work of Thomas Jeffreys, one of the most outstanding English cartographers of the late 18th century.

References: Kershaw #597, Phillips (M) p. 762.

Condition: A

Marginal fold separations, closed with archival tape. Nice original color.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $220

Closed on 12/4/2002