Auction 148, Lot 462

"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: 1773 (published)

Publication: La Neptune Francois…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
35.8 x 18 inches
90.9 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. 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 #9.

Condition: B

A nice impression on heavy, watermarked paper with moderate soiling and professional repairs to a long centerfold separation and a 5" tear extending from the compass rose at left.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $220

Closed on 2/19/2014

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