Auction 115, Lot 364

"Carte Reduite d'une partie de l'Ocean Atlantique ou Occidental", Depot de la Marine

Subject: Atlantic Ocean

Period: 1775 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
33 x 22 inches
83.8 x 55.9 cm

This handsome sea chart was prepared by Jean Rene Antoine, Marquis de Verdun de la Crenne and published in a special edition to illustrate the "America War" in 1778. The chart covers the Atlantic from France to Newfoundland and New England in the north and from Africa and the Cape Verde Islands to the coast of Cuba in the south. It provides nice detail of the islands and the coastlines. French text at bottom providing coordinates for major islands and cities.

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Condition: A

Faint damp stains in wide margins.

Estimate: $450 - $500

Sold for: $230

Closed on 6/21/2006

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