Auction 145, Lot 515

"2me. Carte Particuliere des Costes de Normandie Contenant les Costes de Cotentin Depuis la Pointe de la Percee Jusqu'a Granville ou Sont Comprises les Isles de Jerzey, Grenezey, Cers, & Aurigny, avec les Isles de Brehat…", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Northwestern France

Period: 1773 (published)

Publication: La Neptune Francois…

Color: Hand Color

33 x 23.4 inches
83.8 x 59.4 cm

This chart depicts the coastline of the Cotentin Peninsula in Normandy, the Channel Islands, and the northern tip of Bretagne around Treguier. There is excellent navigational detail with soundings, anchorages, shoals and rocks. 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 #17.

Condition: B+

Heavy, watermarked paper with light offsetting and soiling, and an archivally repaired centerfold separation that enters 1" into map at bottom

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 6/12/2013