Auction 115, Lot 442

"Afbeeldinghe vande vermaerde zeehaven ende stadt van Duynkercken met der omliggende plaetsen Sanden ende droochten…", Hondius, Henricus

Subject: France

Period: 1631 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20 x 17 inches
50.8 x 43.2 cm

Impressive sea chart depicts the coast at Dunkerque oriented with north at bottom. A few other cities are named along the coast and the banks and shoals are shown in the sea. A large fleet of warships fills the sea. At top is an expanded chart covering the coast from Middelburg to Boulogne-sur-Mer. There is a superb inset coastal view of the city of Dunkerque and at the lower left, under the compass rose, is an inset of the coast near Calais.

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Condition: A

Lightly toned with original color. Couple of insignificant spots, still overall very good.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $220

Closed on 6/21/2006

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