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Auction 166, Lot 431

"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
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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.


Condition: A

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.

Estimate: $500 - $650

Sold for: $475

Closed on 2/14/2018