Auction 101, Lot 284

"Carte Particuliere des Costs de Flandres de Picardie et de Normandie, depuis Nieuport jusqua Dieppe, avec les Costes d'Angleterre…", Depot de la Marine

Subject: English Channel

Period: 1793 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
31.7 x 23.5 inches
80.5 x 59.7 cm

Finely detailed sea chart of the Straight of Dover. The coastline of France is covered from Nieuwpoort to Dieppe and the English coastline includes Ramsgate, Dover and Folkestone. A beautiful compass rose and fleur de lys orient the chart with north to the left. Beautifully engraved by Claude-Auguste Berey (originally for the Neptune Francois) and here issued by the Depot de la Marine, with its characteristic anchor mark decorated with three fleur-de-lys, and the price Trente Sols.

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Condition: A

Fine heavy paper with faint damp stain in lower margin. Slight soft crease along fold.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 12/4/2002

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