Auction 134, Lot 436

"Carte de la Mer d'Allemagne Contenant les Bancs Isles et Costes Comprises depuis Bergen et les Isles Schetland jusques au Pas de Calais", Depot de la Marine

Subject: North Sea

Period: 1770 (circa)


Color: Black & White

33.8 x 24.2 inches
85.9 x 61.5 cm

Fine, large sea chart of the North Sea and Skagerrak (Mer de Dannemark) and adjacent coastlines. Includes the Shetland and Orkney Islands. Superb detail throughout especially of the mud flats of North, East, and West Frisia, the sands in the Channel, and the mouth of the Thames. The chart is oriented with north to the left with two unusual and very beautiful compass roses, one incorporating the sun symbol of Louis XIV. Beautifully engraved by Henri van Loon in 1693 and here issued by the Depot de la Marine. The price of the chart, which appeared below the Depot de la Marine symbol has been removed.


Condition: B

Overall quite bright with a dark impression. Trimmed into border at bottom, possibly as issued. The centerfold has been reinforced with tissue on verso.

Estimate: $600 - $750

Sold for: $500

Closed on 12/1/2010