Auction 93, Lot 251

"Nieuwe platte kaart van't Inkomen der Rivier van Bordeaux",

Subject: France

Period: 1780 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

35.2 x 23.7 inches
89.4 x 60.2 cm

Sea chart of the coast near Bordeaux, where the Garonne River meets the Atlantic Ocean. The coastline is filled with dunes, a few villages, castles and other buildings. Central on the map is the lighthouse, Cordouan Tower. Rhumb lines fill the map emanating from a fine compass rose. The large map is printed on heavy weight paper and blue-backed for marine use. This chart was made by Gerard Hulst van Keulen, the last in the long line of cartographers from this famous Dutch firm.


Condition: A

Tiny bit of light foxing along folds, overall remarkable condition for a large working sea chart.

Estimate: $500 - $550

Sold for: $350

Closed on 12/6/2000