Auction 132, Lot 468

"Afbeeldinghe vande vermaerde zeehaven ende stadt van Duynkercken met der omliggende plaetsen Sanden ende droochten…", Jansson/Pitt

Subject: France

Period: 1680 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
20 x 17 inches
50.8 x 43.2 cm

This impressive sea chart depicts the coast at Dunkerque oriented with north at bottom. Bergues Wijnoxbergen and a few other cities are located along the coast and the banks and shoals are shown in the sea where a large fleet of warships is gathered. At top is an expanded chart covering the coast from Middelburg to Boulogne-sur-Mer. There is a superb inset coastal view of the city of Dunkerque and at the lower left, under the compass rose, is an inset of the coast near Calais.

References:

Condition: B+

Wide original margins with a few minor foxing spots and a fold separation in the bottom blank margin. A minor tear in the top blank margin has been closed with archival tape.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $200

Closed on 6/2/2010

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