Auction 134, Lot 434

"Carte Generale des Costes d'Irlande, et des Costes Occidentales d'Angleterre avec une Partie de celles d'Ecosse", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Ireland

Period: 1760 (circa)

Publication: Hydrographie Francoise…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
33.8 x 23.8 inches
85.9 x 60.5 cm

This superb, large-scale chart covers Ireland and the Irish Sea to include part of England's west coast and the southwestern coast of Scotland. The coastal areas of Ireland are filled with detail, but the interior areas are left mostly blank. Locates the cities of Londonberry, Belfast, Corck, Waterford, Lymerick and Galloway. The large inset at right has its own fancy border and details the region just south of Liverpool to show the River Dee and the towns of Chester, Flint and Holt. The chart is embellished by rhumb lines, two sailing ships and a separate fancy cartouche surrounding the legend. With the stamp of the Depot de la Marine and the cost Prix, trente sols engraved below the title.

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Condition: B+

Very nice example with very nice impression on thick paper with full margins. Centerfold with light toning and short splits at ends, otherwise very good.

Estimate: $400 - $600

Sold for: $275

Closed on 12/1/2010

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