"Carte de l'Entree de la Tamise avec les Bancs, Passes, Isles et Costes Comprises Entre Sandwich et Clay", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Subject: Eastern England
Period: 1753 (circa)
Publication: La Neptune Francois…
Color: Hand Color
35.3 x 18 inches
89.7 x 45.7 cm
Large-scale chart of the eastern coastline of Norfolk, Suffolk, and Essex, from Sheringham in the north extending south to the Isle of Thanet. The handsome sea chart is filled with navigational information at the entrance to the Thames River, including soundings, anchorages, shoals, etc. A large inset map shows the course of the Thames River from its entrance to London. Two large compass roses orient north to the right.
References: Pastoureau, NEPTUNE FRANCAIS C; Shirley (BL Atlases) M.NEP-1b.
A crisp impression on heavy, watermarked paper with light offsetting and faint toning along the centerfold.