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Auction 161, Lot 185

One of the Most Beautiful Charts of Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay

"Carte Particuliere de Virginie, Maryland, Pennsilvanie, la Nouvelle Iarsey. Orient et Occidentale", Jaillot/Mortier

Subject: Colonial Mid-Atlantic United States

Period: 1700 (circa)

Publication: Suite du Neptune Francois...

Color: Hand Color

31.8 x 20.6 inches
80.8 x 52.3 cm
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This large, important nautical chart covers the mid-Atlantic coastline from Staten Island in New York south to Currituck Inlet in North Carolina with the Chesapeake Bay featured prominently. Two compass roses orient north to the right. The chart is a close copy of John Thornton & William Fisher's chart of the same region that appeared in the English Pilot in 1689. Cartographically, it is largely based on the extremely important and rare Augustine Herrman map. The map provides exceptional detail of the waterways including soundings, navigational hazards, and coastal communities. Philadelphia is prominently shown. The chart was prepared by Alexis-Hubert Jaillot, and appeared in the atlas Suite du Neptune Francois in 1700 and Atlas Nouveau in 1708, published by Pierre Mortier whose imprint is in the distance scale at lower left.


Condition: A

A very attractive example with original outline color on a sheet of clean, watermarked paper with wide margins. Faint offsetting, otherwise fine.

Estimate: $6,000 - $7,500

Sold for: $11,000

Closed on 2/8/2017