Auction 145, Lot 526

"Carte des Costes Septentrionales d'Espagne Depuis Fontarabie Jusqu'a Bayonne en Gallice", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Northern Spain

Period: 1773 (published)

Publication: La Neptune Francois…

Color: Hand Color

34.8 x 23.3 inches
88.4 x 59.2 cm

This large sheet depicts the coastline of northern Spain in four separate charts. Each chart shows a different segment of the coastline: from just south of Vigo to La Coruna; from La Coruna to Gijon; from Gijon to Castro-Urdiales; and from Castro-Urdiales to just past Donostia-San Sebastian. Soundings, anchorages, rocks, shoals, and a compass rose orienting north to the bottom are shown on each chart. This is a Depot de la Marine issue with the seal and the price (Prix trente Sols) at bottom left.

References: Pastoureau, NEPTUNE FRANCAIS D #28.

Condition: B+

A nice impression on heavy, watermarked paper with professional paper repairs along centerfold at bottom and light soiling at top right of map.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $250

Closed on 6/12/2013