Auction 140, Lot 514

"Carte des Costes Maritimes de l'Europe", Nolin, Jean Batiste

Subject: Western Europe

Period: 1756 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 25 inches
49.5 x 63.5 cm

This sea chart of western Europe is centered on a large compass rose and extends to include southern Norway and Sweden and part of northern Africa. Detail is limited to the coasts, with numerous place names shown. Large sand banks in the North Sea are also prominently depicted. Printed on two sheets, joined as issued.


Condition: C+

On watermarked paper with a large damp stain at left that extends along centerfold, causing several holes and some creasing, which have been archivally repaired with a minor amount of rhumb lines and border in facsimile. There are some tiny worm tracks in an unengraved area of map at far right that have been professionally infilled, and a chip in top right blank margin that has been archivally repaired.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 5/23/2012