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Auction 189, Lot 380

"A Large Draught of the Downes Shewing the Sands Shoales Depths of Water and Anchorage with All the Leading Marks to Avoide the Dangers...", Mount & Page

Subject: Southeastern England

Period: 1760 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

21.1 x 16.8 inches
53.6 x 42.7 cm
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This handsome chart depicts the coastline of Kent between Dover Castle and Margate. Towns are identified by clusters of tiny buildings and include Sandwich, Deal, and Ramsgate to name a few. Numerous soundings, shoals, anchorages, and notations are illustrated along the coast. Decorated by a strapwork title cartouche, distance scale with pointers, and compass rose with fleur-de-lis, which orients north to the right.


Condition: B+

Issued on thick paper with a few spots of foxing and minor soiling.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $140

Closed on 9/14/2022