Auction 97, Lot 119

"A Chart of the Gulf of St. Laurence, Composed From a Great Number of Actual Surveys and other Materials, Regulated and Connected by Astronomical Observations", Jefferys/Sayer & Bennett

Subject: Canada

Period: 1775 (dated)

Publication: The American Atlas

Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 22.3 inches
49.5 x 56.6 cm

Second state of this handsome sailing chart of the gulf, embracing Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and New Britain, complete with rhumb lines, soundings, shoals and numerous notations. The coastlines are presented in great detail with a profusion of harbors and ports being named. A table of "Astronomical Observations" lists the latitude and longitude of various major ports. There are several interesting notations throughout. This is an excellent example of the work of Thomas Jeffreys, one of the most outstanding English cartographers of the late 18th century.

References: Kershaw #598; Phillips (M) #1166-10.

Condition: A

A couple of tears in border, repaired with Japanese tissue on verso.

Estimate: $475 - $500

Sold for: $275

Closed on 12/5/2001