Auction 121, Lot 463

"A Chart of Part of ye Sea Coast of England, Holland & Flanders &c. Shewing the Sands, Banks, Depth of Water, Bearing, and the Course of the Principal Tracts from the River Thames, and Harwich, &c…", Moll, Herman

Subject: Europe - Northern

Period: 1740 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

10.7 x 7.8 inches
27.2 x 19.8 cm

A nicely detailed chart showing the English Channel and North Sea, from information given to Moll by Captain G. Collins. Sea routes from England to Holland, France and Flanders are noted, as are soundings, shoals and other navigational hazards. There are historical notes, including the landing of King William in Yarmouth in 1694, as well as the loss of a Gloucester man o' war on the Lemmon Sand in 1682. The delicately engraved compass rose orients the map at top.


Condition: A

A strong sheet with a minor repair in the left margin, not affecting the map.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/26/2007