Auction 114, Lot 346

"Carte Reduite de l'Ocean Occidental Comprenent les Cotes d'Europe et d'Afrique…et les Cotes d'Amerique opposees…", Depot de la Marine

Subject: Atlantic Ocean

Period: 1743 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
30.5 x 20.5 inches
77.5 x 52.1 cm

Large attractive sea chart of the North Atlantic with good coastal and island detail. A good portion of each of the continents is shown with major port cities named. Typical of the strong engraving and thick sturdy paper of this great French survey. Fleur-de-lis and rhumb lines make this a handsome chart. Engraved by Dheulland, produced for Le Comte de Maurepas, the Ministre de la Marine.

References:

Condition: B

Some uneven toning and color slightly faded. Folds unnecessarily reinforced with tissue on verso. Few minor repaired tears in margins.

Estimate: $450 - $500

Sold for: $325

Closed on 3/1/2006

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