Catalog Archive
Auction 101, Lot 282

"Carte de la Mer d'Allemagne Contenant les Bancs Isles et Costes Comprises depuis Bergen et les Isles Schetland jusques au Pas de Calais", Depot de la Marine

Subject: North Sea

Period: 1793 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

33.8 x 24 inches
85.9 x 61 cm

Fine, large sea chart of the North Sea and Skagerrak (Mer de Dannemark) and adjacent coastlines. Includes the Shetland and Orkney Islands. Superb detail throughout especially of the mud flats of North, East, and West Frisia, the sands in the Channel, and the mouth of the Thames. The chart is oriented with north to the left with two unusual and very beautiful compass roses, one incorporating the sun symbol of Louis XIV. Beautifully engraved by Henri van Loon in 1693 and here issued by the Depot de la Marine as evidenced by the anchor mark decorated by three fleur-de-lis and the price of Trente Sols.


Condition: A

Very fine heavy paper. One light spot, still overall very good.

Estimate: $800 - $900


Closed on 12/4/2002