Auction 132, Lot 451

"A New Chart of the English Channel, drawn from the Best Authorities [on sheet with] A New Chart of the Coasts of France & Spain from l'Orient to Gibralter, drawn from the Best Authorities", Millar, George H.

Subject: Europe - Western

Period: 1782 (circa)

Publication: Millar's New Complete & Universal System of Geography

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.3 x 12.5 inches
18.5 x 31.8 cm

This decorative sheet contains two maps, a compass rose, and an interesting map illustrating "Geographical Terms & Figures exemplified & explained to facilitate the Study of Geography." The maps provide a detailed view of the coastlines from Portugal through the English Channel to Belgium. There is no engraver's imprint, but it was likely engraved by either Thomas Kitchin or Thomas Bowen, both of whom engraved for Millar's Geography.

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Condition: B+

Pleasantly toned with a couple minor chips in the margins, well away from the map.

Estimate: $100 - $150

Sold for: $75

Closed on 6/2/2010

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