Auction 122, Lot 657

"A Chart of the Straits of Gibraltar", Mount & Page

Subject: Straits of Gibraltar

Period: 1736 (circa)

Publication: The English Pilot Part III

Color: Hand Color

Size:
21 x 17 inches
53.3 x 43.2 cm

This attractive chart features tables for tracking the tides and the position of dual tides in the straits. There are some soundings near Gibraltar and anchorages noted. The map is oriented with a simple compass rose and it is criss-crossed with rhumb lines. A rather humorous Neptune holds his trident high over the cartouche. Engraved by Joel Gascoyne.

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Condition: B

A little offsetting, and an uneven impression in cartouche, with some of the lines enhanced with later color.

Estimate: $400 - $600

Sold for: $325

Closed on 12/5/2007

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