Catalog Archive
Auction 145, Lot 466

"Carte de la Manche", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: English Channel

Period: 1773 (published)

Publication: La Neptune Francois…

Color: Hand Color

32.3 x 23.4 inches
82 x 59.4 cm
Download High Resolution Image
(or just click on image to launch the Zoom viewer)

This large-scale chart centers on the English Channel and details the coastline of southern Britain and northern France. From the north, the map extends from Bedford south to Brittany, and inland to Paris on the Seine and London on the Thames. Just the southern tip of Ireland is included. There is great navigational information with soundings, shoals, and anchorages. The chart includes three compass roses and rhumb lines. This is a Depot de la Marine issue with the seal and the price (Prix trente Sols) below the title.

References: Pastoureau, NEPTUNE FRANCAIS D #12.

Condition: B+

A nice impression on watermarked paper with light soiling. There are minor damp stains confined to blank margins.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $250

Closed on 6/12/2013