"Canalis Inter Angliae et Galliae Littora / Pascaert van 't Canaal Tusschen Engeland en Vranckryck", Wit, Frederick de
Subject: English Channel
Period: 1680 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
22.3 x 18.8 inches
56.6 x 47.8 cm
Magnificent chart of the channel and portions of England and France. Filled with rhumb lines and soundings, anchorage locations, hazards, etc. Embellished with a number of very fine sailing vessels, two large and elaborate cartouches, and a compass rose. The Latin title is in a cartouche decorated by a figure of Neptune and other mythological figures. The Dutch title is in a cartouche decorated with a merchant and his wares, and a winemaking scene.
A sharp impression on a bright sheet with a soft horizontal crease that has been professionally reinforced on verso, as well as a couple of short centerfold separations that have been professionally repaired. The right and left margins have also been extended to accommodate framing.