Auction 137, Lot 764

"[Lot of 3] Premiere Feuille des Cotes de la Cochinchine [and] Seconde Feuille des Cotes de la Cochinchine [and] Troisieme Feuille des Cotes de la Cochinchine", Depot de la Marine

Subject: Vietnam

Period: 1798 (circa)


Color: Black & White

19 x 27.5 inches
48.3 x 69.9 cm

These three nautical charts detail the eastern coastline of Vietnam from Siagon to Da Nang. Soundings, place names, and navigational hazards along the coastline are given. The first two sheets contain engraved views of the coastline, while the third sheet includes an inset map of the coastline north of Da Nang . Each map is surrounded by its own border. All sheets are the same size, although the first sheet lies horizontally (27.5 x 19").


Condition: B+

Wide margins and watermarked paper, with a few minute wormholes only visible when held to light and some light creasing. A few faint damp stains at bottom left on first sheet and top left on second and third sheets. Some soiling in blank margins.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/14/2011