Auction 154, Lot 453

"Pas-Caert van de Canael, Tusschen Engelandt en Vranckryck, van Pleymuyen ot aen de Sorlinges, als Mede van Portbimel tot aen Heyssant", Keulen, Johannes van

Subject: English Channel

Period: 1700 (circa)


Color: Black & White

22.4 x 19.8 inches
56.9 x 50.3 cm

This uncommon sea chart of the English Channel is beautifully engraved. The seas are filled with rhumb lines and two ships sail through the channel. North is oriented to the left. At the top of the chart a portion of the coastlines of Brittany, France and Cornwall, England are included. The many hazards to ships near the Isles of Scilly are identified. Brest, Penzance, and other coastal towns are located. A large title cartouche incorporates the distance scales and features several allegorical figures employed in map making activities around a large globe.


Condition: B+

A dark impression with light soiling, a faint damp stain that enters the image at top, and two small worm holes. There are a few minor chips in the bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $130

Closed on 9/16/2015