Auction 136, Lot 496

"La Plus Grande Partie de la Manche, qui Contient les Cotes d'Angleterre…", Ottens, Reiner and Joshua

Subject: English Channel

Period: 1725 (circa)

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Color: Hand Color

Size:
23 x 19.3 inches
58.4 x 49 cm

This detailed map of the English Channel is a fine example of the stark style that came into vogue at the beginning of the eighteenth century. The title is simply engraved at top flanked by a key on the left and distance scales on the right. The chart provides excellent navigational information including the location of banks, rocks and shoals, soundings, and ports.

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Condition: B+

Original color with a few minor spots.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $300

Closed on 6/1/2011

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