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Auction 118, Lot 748

"General Chart of the Mediterranean Sea Including the Gulf of Venice, Archipelago and part of the Black Sea…", Faden, William

Subject: Mediterranean

Period: 1821 (dated)

Publication: A New General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

36 x 18.5 inches
91.4 x 47 cm

A very large and boldly engraved copper plate map that was "Reduced from the Large Chart in four Sheets by J.F. Dessiou, Master of the Royal Navy." Typical of sea charts, only coastal place names appear with the inland reaches left blank. A finely engraved and well drawn view of the entrance of Gibraltar Bay is in the lower left corner. A three-master sails into the bay flanked by Cabreta Point and the Signal House. This map is dated June 4th, 1821 and is noted as the second edition.


Condition: B

Folding as issued with original coloring, dark impression and full margins. With some offsetting. In the wide margins and well away from the map are a few chips or short tears including centerfold splits just to border.

Estimate: $140 - $200

Sold for: $100

Closed on 3/6/2007