"Novissima et Accuratissima Canalis inter Angliae et Galliae Tabulacum Omnibus suis Portibus, Arenis et Profundis", Danckerts, Justus
Subject: English Channel
Period: 1695 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
22.8 x 19.8 inches
57.9 x 50.3 cm
Magnificent chart of the channel and portions of England and France. The beautiful chart is filled with rhumb lines and two compass roses. Sandbanks, anchorages, soundings, and hazards are all meticulously noted. Three important sea battles are marked by crossed swords and dates: 1666 (Four Days Battle), 1690 (Battle of Beachy Head) and 1692 (Battle of La Hogue). Putti cavort around the cartouche, which is topped by a seated warrior maiden.
Original color with some minor foxing. The centerfold has been professionally repaired with Japanese tissue.