"Manica, Gallis la Manche, et Belgis het Canaal, Pars Oceani Inter Angliam et Galliam, Hujus Septentrionalem, & Illius Meridionalem...", Visscher, Nicolas
Subject: English Channel
Period: 1690 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
22.6 x 18.9 inches
57.4 x 48 cm
This large-scale chart centers on the English Channel and details the coastline of southern Britain and northern France. In England & Wales the map extends as far north as Suffolk and Pembrokeshire, and inland to London on the Thames. In France the chart extends south to Brittany, and inland to Paris on the Seine. Just the southern tip of Ireland is included. There is great navigational information with soundings, shoals, and anchorages. The chart includes two compass roses and rhumb lines. The allegorical title cartouche features a royal figure holding the coat of arms of King William III of England and a female figure holding a staff with the liberty cap. Engraved by Gilliam Gouwen.
An excellent impression with attractive color, minor creasing at top left, and a hint of toning along the centerfold. There are a few minute worm holes only visible when held to light.