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Auction 99, Lot 370

"A Draught of the Road and Harbour of Brest with the adjacent Coast", Anon.

Subject: France

Period: 1757 (published)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Black & White

17 x 8.5 inches
43.2 x 21.6 cm
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Attractive copper engraved map with rhumb lines and fleur-de-lys, from the September 1757 issue. Extends from Le Counquet to Le Faou, detailing the coastline, anchorages and soundings throughout the area. The walled city of Brest is well shown, as are small houses, churches, and windmills. Decorative rococo-style cartouche.

References: Jolly: GENT-109.

Condition: C

Light offsetting and margin chipped into map on binding side with slight loss of engraved surface.

Estimate: $40 - $50

Sold for: $20

Closed on 6/12/2002