Auction 123, Lot 532

"A Draught of the Road and Harbour of Brest with the Adjacent Coast", Anon.

Subject: France

Period: 1757 (published)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Black & White

7 x 17 inches
17.8 x 43.2 cm

Attractive copper engraving with rhumb lines and fleur-de-lys, from the September 1757 issue. Map extends from Le Counquet to Le Faou, detailing the coastline, anchorages and soundings throughout the area. The walled city of Brest is well shown, as are small houses, churches and windmills. Decorative rococo-style cartouche.

References: Jolly GENT-109.

Condition: B+

Very light foxing, and some toning along edges. Close trimmed at right edge, as issued. Large fleur-de-lys watermark.

Estimate: $70 - $90

Sold for: $50

Closed on 2/20/2008