"Carte Generale de l'Ocean Atlantique ou Occidental, Dressee au Depot general des Cartes Plans et Journaux de la Marine…", Depot de la Marine
Subject: North Atlantic
Period: 1786 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
44 x 23.6 inches
111.8 x 59.9 cm
Very large chart of the North Atlantic that shows the northeast coast of America from Newfoundland to Florida, all of the West Indies and the northern tip of South America into Brazil. On the European side the chart begins in the south of England and extends through France, Spain, the Straits of Gibraltar, much of the Mediterranean and continues down the coast of Africa to below the Cote d'Or. Good detail of the Azores, Canary and Cape Verde islands. Several fleur-de-lis and filled with rhumblines. Detailed tables of Latitude and Longitude on either side of the chart.
Excellent impression and original color. Small area of damage at lower center with old repair. A few soft folds and scattered soiling.