"[Lot of 2] Plan de la Baie de Gabarus Situee a la Cote S.E. de l'Ile Royale... [and] Plan de la Baie de Nerichac, a la Cote du Sud de l'Ile Madame... [on sheet with] Plan du Port Toulouse, a la Cote du Sud de l'Ile Royale...", Sartine
Subject: Cape Breton Island, Canada
Period: 1779 (dated)
Color: Black & White
15.6 x 23 inches
39.6 x 58.4 cm
These three charts on two sheets were printed from a single plate onto a single sheet, which was cut in half at a later date. The charts give good navigational detail along the coastline with safe anchorages, depth soundings, and river inlets. Each chart stands on its own with a separate title, full borders, and the engraved seal of the Depot de la Marine. The price for the two sheets is on the second sheet: "Prix Trois Livres."
A. Plan de la Baie de Gabarus Situee a la Cote S.E. de l'Ile Royale... This detailed chart shows the coastline surrounding Gabarus Bay, including the location of the fortress of Louisbourg, whose fortifications are faintly shown near Pte. Plate.
B. Plan de la Baie de Nerichac, a la Cote du Sud de l'Ile Madame... [on sheet with] Plan du Port Toulouse, a la Cote du Sud de l'Ile Royale... This sheet includes charts of the area surrounding Arichat Harbor on Isle Madame and Port Toulouse, now St. Peter's Bay.
Nice impressions on sturdy, watermarked sheets with a light dampstain covering the top half of the sheets and light scattered foxing at top. The second sheet has a paper flaw at top right.