Auction 179, Lot 498

"Carte de la Mer d'Allemagne Contenant les Bancs Isles et Costes Comprises Depuis Bergen et les Isles Schetland Jusques au Pas de Calais", Depot de la Marine

Subject: North Sea

Period: 1774 (circa)


Color: Black & White

33.9 x 24 inches
86.1 x 61 cm

This fine, large sea chart covers the North Sea and Mer de Dannemark (Skagerrak) as well as adjacent coastlines. It includes the Shetland and Orkney islands. There is superb detail throughout, especially of the mud flats of North, East, and West Frisia, the sands in the Channel, and the mouth of the Thames. The chart is oriented with north to the left with two compass roses. Beautifully engraved by Henri van Loon in 1693 and here issued by the Depot de la Marine, with the price (Prix Cinquante Sols) below the title and seal.


Condition: B+

On watermarked paper with light scattered foxing and offsetting and a small stain in the border at bottom left. There is some extraneous creasing along the centerfold and dampstains confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $475 - $600

Sold for: $350

Closed on 9/16/2020