Auction 145, Lot 508

"Carte des Entrees de l'Escaut et de la Meuse avec les Bancs Passes Isles et Costes Comprises entre Gravelines et Rotterdam", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Western Low Countries

Period: 1773 (published)

Publication: La Neptune Francois…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
34.1 x 24 inches
86.6 x 61 cm

This large-scale chart depicts the coastline of the North Sea extending as far north as Rotterdam and Delft in the Netherlands, and south to Gravelines, France. There is excellent detail of the numerous islands within Zeeland, with navigational information including soundings, shoals, and anchorages. An elaborate compass rose orients north to the bottom of the chart. Beautifully engraved by C. Berey. 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 #7.

Condition: B+

A nice impression with attractive color on heavy, watermarked paper with light soiling and a professionally repaired centerfold separation that enters 7.5" into map at bottom.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $350

Closed on 6/12/2013

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