Auction 145, Lot 442

"Carte de la Mer d'Ecosse Contenant les Isles et Costes Septentrionales et Occidentales d'Ecosse et les Costes Septentrionales d'Irlande", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Northern Scotland and Ireland

Period: 1773 (published)

Publication: La Neptune Francois…

Color: Hand Color

34.4 x 24 inches
87.4 x 61 cm

Bold sea chart of the North Atlantic with the coasts of northern Ireland, northern Scotland, the Hebrides and Faroe Islands. Three large, very decorative compass roses orient the chart with north to the left. This is a Depot de la Marine issue with the seal and the price (Prix trente Sols) at bottom right.

References: Pastoureau, NEPTUNE FRANCAIS D #9.

Condition: B+

A dark impression on heavy, watermarked paper with light offsetting and soiling and one small abrasion at far left.

Estimate: $450 - $600

Sold for: $210

Closed on 6/12/2013