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