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792Coming Soon!Detailsde Fer, Nicolas1692
Isle of Wight, Solent, and South England
de Fer, Nicolas
1692
$400.00de-Fer--NicolasIsle-of-Wight--Solent--and-South-EnglandAntique nautical chart of the Isle of Wight, the Solent, and part of the south coast of Great Britain by French cartographer Nicolas de Fer. Published in 1692. Noted features of this attractive, colorful sea-chart include: Parkhurst Forest ("Wachinu Park"), the Golfe de Southampton, Pointe de Rames-head, Harve de Hamble, Harve de Rey, Presqu' Isle de Freshwater, Presque Isle de Binbridge, Banc de Mackett, and Spithead. Habitations shown include: Tirchfeild, Newchurch, Portsmouth, Gosport, Worth, Yarmouth, Newport, Helene, Nordwood, Yaverland, and St. Laurens Park. Two insets at bottom depict Tor Baye, and the Scilly Islands ("Isles Solrlingues"). <br></br> The title cartouche carries the attribution: " A Paris Chez N. de Fer dans l'ile du Palais sur le Quaye de 'lOrloge a la Speher Royale, aver Priv du Roy, 1692". Published from Paris, France by French geographer and cartographer, Nicolas de Fer (1646 - 1720). De Fer was a prolific producer of maps and prints who among other honors, was appointed as official geographer to the Spanish King in 1702.
790Coming Soon!DetailsJaillot, Alexis-Hubert1693
Antique chart of English Coast with Poole, Isle of Wight, Christchurch, Portsmouth
Jaillot, Alexis-Hubert
1693
$1,450.00Jaillot--Alexis-HubertAntique-chart-of-English-Coast-with-Poole--Isle-of-Wight--Christchurch--PortsmouthLarge, bold, antique nautical chart of the south coast of England including portions of the counties of Dorset ( Dorchester ), Hampshire ( Southampton ), and Sussex. Dark, graphically pleasing impression with numerous rhumb lines and three extremely decorative compass roses. Coverage includes Wareham, Brownsea Island, Poole Harbor, Swanage Bay ( Baye de Sandwich ) , Christchurch, Nash, Milford, Lymington, Southampton River, Portsea Island and Portsmouth, Hayling Island, and Thorney Island, and the Harbor of Chichester. <br></br> From the NEPTUNE FRANÇOIS, entitled: "Le Neptune François ou Atlas des Cartes Marines Levées et Gravées par Ordre Exprés du Roy. Pour L'usage de Ses Armées de Mer, dans Lequel on Voit la Description Exacte ee Toutes les Côtes de la Mer Oceane, & de la Mer Baltique, Depuis la Norwege Jusques au Detroit de Gibraltar." Published by French royal geographer Alexis-Hubert Jaillot from Paris in 1693. Published with the royal privilege granted by King Louis XIV. Drawn by C. Berey.
996Coming Soon!DetailsRenard, Louis1715
Renard's decorative sea chart of the English Channel from 1715.
Renard, Louis
1715
$1,400.00Renard--LouisRenard-s-decorative-sea-chart-of-the-English-Channel-from-1715-Fine and scarce copper-engraved sea chart of the English Channel from the end of the Dutch Golden Age- a time when Dutch influence, military power, and commerce was at its peak. This very decorative chart "Canalis Angliae et Galliae Littora" was published by Dutch engraver and entrepreneur Louis Renard. Two beautiful cartouches, the upper with mythological figures and the lower representing scenes from the world of shipping and commerce with a very affluent, fashionably dressed overseer looking on as plainly-dressed workers go about their tasks. <br></br> Louis Renard (1678-1746) was from a Huguenot family. He moved from France to the Netherlands and became a book dealer and publisher in Amsterdam in 1703. This chart is based on an earlier work of Frederick de Wit, from whom Renard purchased the plates. Issued with corrections based on van Keulen, and published in Renard's "Atlas de la Navigation et du Commerce" in 1715.
934Coming Soon!DetailsKip, Johannes1724
Antique birds-eye view of Harwich, England in Essex
Kip, Johannes
1724
$1,250.00Kip--JohannesAntique-birds-eye-view--of-Harwich--England-in-EssexLarge, very attractive antique engraved birds-eye view of Harwich, England in the county of Essex. Published in 1724 by well-known British engraver Johannes (Jan) Kip. <br></br> Legend at bottom is keyed alphabetically to the important features in the view, specifically: <div class="indenttextblock"> <ul style="list-style-type:none"> <li>A. The Queen's yard and store house</li> <li>B. The Queens Key</li> <li>C. St. Nicholas Church</li> <li>D. The Towne Hall</li> <li>E. The Gate leading to London and the Fire Light house over it</li> <li>F. The Candle Light house</li> <li>G. Landguard Fort</li> <li>H. The harbour behind the Towne and the river leading to Maningtree</li> <li>I. Orvell Station</li> <li>K. The river leading to Ipswitch</li> <li>L. The Pacquett Boat (Packet boat)</li> <li>M. The breakers</li> <li>N. West street</li> <li>O. Shotley Gate house</li> <li>P. Shotley Church</li> </ul> </div> Seller's attribution reads: "Sold by Thomas Taylor at the Golden Lyon near the Horn Tavern, Fleet Street and by Robert Hulton at the corner of Pall Mall over against the Hay Market St. Jameses.
735Coming Soon!Detailsvan Keulen, Gerard1730
De Rivier Tyne Of New Castle
van Keulen, Gerard
1730
$575.00van-Keulen--GerardDe-Rivier-Tyne-Of-New-CastleOriginal detailed Dutch sea chart ca. 1730 of the north-east coast of England from Sunderland and the River Wear in the south to the River Blyth ( Blyt Haven ) in the north. Major geographic areas that Keulen identifies in this antique chart include: The Bishoprik of Durham, Nort ( Noord ) Humberland, and Schotland. With three detailed insets: of the Tyne river to Newcastle on Tyne; the mouth of the Tyne River; and the mouth of the Blyth River. Most place names are in Dutch and some also include their English equivalent. Numerous soundings, aids to navigation, rocks, sandbanks and other hazards along with 4 compass roses and numerous rhumb lines attest to the nautical nature of this working nautical chart. <br></br> By Gerard van Keulen (1678–1726), son of Johannes van Keulen (d 1715), founder of the Dutch publishing house that produced "the largest and finest marine atlases in Holland". Gerard possessed mathematical, scientific, and engraving skills that enabled him to build the firm started by his father into a substantial and respected business venture. (C. Koeman. "The Sea on Paper: The Story of the Van Keulens and their 'Sea Torch'."Theatrum Orbis Terrarum Ltd. Amsterdam, 1972).
736Coming Soon!Detailsvan Keulen, Gerard1730
Dutch chart of the English Channel from Calais to Dover
van Keulen, Gerard
1730
$450.00van-Keulen--GerardDutch-chart-of-the-English-Channel-from-Calais-to-DoverOriginal antique Dutch nautical chart ca. 1730 of the English Channel by Gerard van Keulen with a title cartouche written in English, French, and Dutch. On the English side of the Channel in Kent the shoreline extends from Rye and Socket with the Rye Camber past Hyth, Sandgate Castle, Dover and Dover Castle, ending at the South Foreland. Just east of the mouth of the Rye is shown a lighthouse on a large sandbar- the Dungeness ( Dungines of Singel ) . This is probably the structure known as 'Lamplough's Tower' originally constructed in 1635 that would have still been standing 100 years later. <br></br> Across the Channel the coast of France is shown from Dannes to Pointe d' Alpree, Boulogne, Fort d'Ordre, Ambleteuse, Wissant ( Wisam ) Cap Grines, Cap Blanet, and ends at Calais ( Cales ), France. Features noted on the chart include the Forest d' Mardelot, La Liane, Moulin de Ramseau, Moulin de Coquelle, and Fort Nieulay. <br></br> By Gerard van Keulen (1678–1726), son of Johannes van Keulen (d 1715), founder of the Dutch publishing house that produced "the largest and finest marine atlases in Holland". Gerard possessed mathematical, scientific, and engraving skills that enabled him to build the firm started by his father into a substantial and respected business venture. (C. Koeman. "The Sea on Paper: The Story of the Van Keulens and their 'Sea Torch'."Theatrum Orbis Terrarum Ltd. Amsterdam, 1972).
740Coming Soon!Detailsvan Keulen, Gerard1730
Antique Nautical Chart of South Cornwall Including Plymouth
van Keulen, Gerard
1730
$525.00van-Keulen--GerardAntique-Nautical-Chart-of-South-Cornwall-Including-PlymouthAntique Dutch nautical chart of a portion of South Cornwall, England coastline extending from Falmouth in the southwest past Plymouth Sound as far east as Bigbury-on-the Sea. Noted features include Pendennis Castle, St. Mawes Castle, Fay Castle, Palmere, Fovey, Rame Head, Trematon Castle, Eddystone Light, and the Citadel at Plymouth. Published ca. 1730 from Amsterdam by Gerard van Keulen with a title cartouche written in English, and Dutch. <br></br> Gerard van Keulen (1678–1726) was the son of Johannes van Keulen (d. 1715), founder of the Dutch publishing house that produced "the largest and finest marine atlases in Holland". Gerard possessed mathematical, scientific, and engraving skills that enabled him to build the firm started by his father into a substantial and respected business venture. (C. Koeman. "The Sea on Paper: The Story of the Van Keulens and their 'Sea Torch'."Theatrum Orbis Terrarum Ltd. Amsterdam, 1972).
741Coming Soon!Detailsvan Keulen, Gerard1730
Antique Chart of northeast England near Newcastle and Tyne River
van Keulen, Gerard
1730
$550.00van-Keulen--GerardAntique-Chart-of-northeast-England-near-Newcastle-and-Tyne-RiverAntique Dutch nautical chart depicting the Yorkshire coast of England and Scotland's east coast south of Edinburgh. Contains a detailed inset showing the river Tyne and Newcastle at top left. Coverage of coastal habitations and geographical features includes: Flamborough Head, Filey Bay, Stockton-on-Tees, Newcastle, Hartlepool, Sunderland, the Tyne River, Morpeth, North Berwick, and the entrance to the Firth of Forth ("de Rivier van Edenborg"). <br></br> Very decorative title cartouche in Dutch depicts a mermaid and mermen with fishes. The blank area in the North Sea is decorated with a sea serpent, three colorful compass roses, and a square-rigged sailing vessel. North is oriented to the right. Plate 23. <br></br> Gerard van Keulen (1678–1726) was the son of Johannes van Keulen (d. 1715), founder of the Dutch publishing house that produced "the largest and finest marine atlases in Holland". Gerard possessed mathematical, scientific, and engraving skills that enabled him to build the firm started by his father into a substantial and respected business venture. (C. Koeman. "The Sea on Paper: The Story of the Van Keulens and their 'Sea Torch'."Theatrum Orbis Terrarum Ltd. Amsterdam, 1972).
747Coming Soon!DetailsPine, John1739
John Pine Armada Engraving Plates III and IV
Pine, John
1739
$1,450.00Pine--JohnJohn-Pine-Armada-Engraving-Plates-III-and-IVStunning, beautifully engraved and deftly hand-colored intaglio engraving commemorating the defeat of the "Invincible Armada" of Spain by Britain in 1588 during the reign of Elizabeth I. This original antique copper-plate engraving was engraved and published by John Pine of London in 1739 in his folio volume titled "The Tapestry Hangings of the House of Lords, Representing the Several Engagements between the English and Spanish Fleets in the memorable year MDLXXXVIII". <br></br> Two inset charts depict the actions on July 29 and 30, 1588 when the English Fleet, set sail from Plymouth, England to meet the Spanish Armada in the English Channel. These inset charts show details of both fleets with the Spanish ships formed into a crescent-shaped formation that they felt would offer the best protection and favor their strategy of overpowering the English ships by boarding. The weather played an important role in the English victory, reinforced by drawings of a cherub puffing away. <br></br> Two attributes of Pine's 'Armada" engravings make them very special. First, the great detail, elaborate design and brilliant execution of the work has led these prints to be considered by many to be among the very finest engraved works of the 18th century. Second, the printing process used a triple-plate technique that is extremly rare, whereby each of the two inset charts (III and IV) were printed separately from the background in a beautiful blue ink, using an additional plate. The plate-marks of these two insets are clearly visible. <br></br> John Pine (1690-1756) was a well respected English engraver and publisher who operated a shop in London and is widely considered to be the finest engraver of his period. Pine was a contemporary of William Hogarth who depicted Pine as a Friar in his satirical political painting and print of "The Gate of Callais". <br></br> At bottom center reads: ""Published by John Pine, June 24, 1739 according to an Act of Parliament".
1048Coming Soon!DetailsPine, John1739
John Pine Armada Engraving Plate IX- Calais, France
Pine, John
1739
$1,300.00Pine--JohnJohn-Pine-Armada-Engraving-Plate-IX--Calais--FranceBeautiful intaglio engraving commemorating the defeat of the "Invincible Armada" of Spain by Britain in 1588 during the reign of Elizabeth I. This original antique copper-plate engraving was drawn by Lempriere, engraved and published by <b>John Pine</b> of London in 1739 in his folio volume titled "The Tapestry Hangings of the House of Lords, Representing the Several Engagements between the English and Spanish Fleets in the memorable year MDLXXXVIII". <br></br> The battle scene depicts an action on the night of August 7th and 8th, 1588 that marked the key turning point in the campaign. The Spanish Fleet, anchored just offshore the French town of Calais, France was forced to flee after Admiral Howard set fireships ablaze and caused them them to drift down on the anchored Spanish Armada. The fear of explosion and fire so panicked the Spanish Captains that they cut their anchors in haste and scattered in confusion. The scene depicts the fireships between the British fleet at left and the <b>Spanish Armada</b> at right. <br></br> Two attributes of Pine's 'Armada" engravings make them very special. First, the great detail, elaborate design and brilliant execution of the work has led these prints to be considered by many to be among the very finest engraved works of the 18th century. Second, the printing process used a two-plate technique that is extremly rare, whereby the interior battle scene was printed separately from the background frame in a beautiful blue-green ink, using an additional plate. The two plate-marks are each clearly visible. <br></br> John Pine (1690-1756) was a well respected English engraver and publisher who operated a shop in London and is widely considered to be the finest engraver of his period. At bottom center reads: "Published by John Pine, June 24, 1739 according to an Act of Parliament".
842Coming Soon!DetailsCollins, Greenville1750
Antique chart of coastal England with Bridlington, Scarborough and Hartlepoole
Collins, Greenville
1750
$240.00Collins--GreenvilleAntique-chart-of-coastal-England-with-Bridlington--Scarborough-and-HartlepooleThree antique charts of ports on the Yorkshire and Durham coasts of England, including Bridlington ( Burlington ) , Scarborough and Hartlepoole. Coastal areas around these three English ports on the eastern coast of England were important to mid 18th century navigators. The approach to Bridlington in particular would have been particularly hazardous without an accurate chart because of an offshore sandbar ( "Smithick Sand" ) and the nearby promontory of Flamborough Head. The lighthouse shown at Flamborough Head was constructed in 1669 by Sir John Clayton. The current lighthouse dates to 1806. <br></br> Dedicated to Captain Ralph Sanderson. From one of the many editions of Greenville Collin's 'Great Britain's Coasting Pilot', published from 1693 to 1792. Number 37.
1025Coming Soon!DetailsCollins, Greenville1757
Greenville Collins Chart of the Dart River and Dartmouth, England
Collins, Greenville
1757
$540.00Collins--GreenvilleGreenville-Collins-Chart-of-the-Dart-River-and-Dartmouth--EnglandAttractive, colorful antique nautical chart of the Dart River and the small village of Dartmouth along the western bank. An inset chart of Tarr Bay at top center surrounded by a leafy border. At bottom are three inset coastal elevation views of the entrance to the Dart River as seen from offshore. Notable features include Dartmouth Castle, Kingsward Castle, Old Mill Bay, Combe Point, Blackstone rock, the small village of Dittason, and Gemton Bay. <br></br> From one of the many editions of Greenville Collin's 'Great Britain's Coasting Pilot', published from 1693 to 1792. Captain Greenville Collins began his career as an officer in the Royal Navy. Charles II appointed Collins to the role of Hydrographer to the King in 1683 and placed him in command of the Royal yacht, Merlin. Collins was subsequently appointed by Samuel Pepys to record the coastline of Britain. The Merlin is cited as the first British warship dedicated to marine survey work.
670Coming Soon!DetailsBellin, Jacques Nicolas1762
Carte de la Baye de Gibraltar
Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
1762
$550.00Bellin--Jacques-NicolasCarte-de-la-Baye-de-GibraltarLarge, original, antique French sea chart of the Bay and Rock of Gibraltar from 1762. Noted features include the village and mountain of Gibraltar, Fort St. Philippe, Fort St. Roch, Pointe de Mala, Pointe de Roquadillo, the River Entrance Tower ( Tour d'Entre los Rios ), the Admiral's Tower ( Tour de le Amirante ) , Algeciras, Ance de Getare, and Cape Carnero. With numerous soundings, navigational hazards, and anchorages. <br></br> Decorative title cartouche attributes the chart to: " le S. Bellin Ingenieur de la Marine Ceuseur Royal & a."
897Coming Soon!DetailsDepot de la Marine1803
Attractive antique chart of the Isle of Wight and Portsmouth, England
Depot de la Marine
1803
$720.00Depot-de-la-MarineAttractive-antique-chart-of-the-Isle-of-Wight-and-Portsmouth--EnglandAttractive French copperplate engraved sea chart of the <b>Isle of Wight</b> and Hampshire coast of England after a chart of 1800 by Captain William Price. This spectacular antique chart is packed with interesting observations that are now over 200 years old. On the main, upper chart numerous soundings, buoys, current indicators, and sandbanks are displayed along with seven inset coastal recognition elevation views to include the Needles, Ash Down Beacon, and Dunnose. <br></br> Towns, villages, and other noted features include: St. Aldan's Head, Poole, Christ-church, Lymington, Portsmouth, Portchester, Brackelsome Bay, Chelsea Bill, Brading, Blackgang Chin, Wacht House, Spithead, Sandown Bay, Chichester, and Cowes. <br></br> Central inset contains an oval title cartouche and a description of local buoys with the water depths at each. These named buoys include <b>Royal George</b> (a first-rate British ship-of-the-line lost off Portsmouth while at anchor in August 1782) , Edgar, Normansland, Bembridge Ledge, Knab Rock and the Horse and Dean Sands. Flanking the central inset are five attractive detailed elevation views with bearings <b>triangulating buoys to on-shore features</b>, usually prominent houses, beacons, or hills. These bearings are often accompanied with sailing directions in French such as this one indicating an anchorage with a 3-masted sailing ship at anchor. It triangulates a compass heading with a white marker on the Isle of Wight to a windmill on Portsea Island. <div class="indenttextblock"> "La Chapelle dans Portsmouth Common et le Moulin dans l'est du Chateau de South Sea l'un par l'autre N 14 NE".</div> </br> Published by order of Contre-Amiral (Rear Admiral) Decres in An XII (year 12) of the French Revolution which is equivalent to 1803. With the circular logo of an anchor surrounded by "R.F." (REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE) used by the Depot during the revolution. Price when published was two Francs.
1061Coming Soon!DetailsHouse of Commons1803
1803 plans of the Thames River docks and proposed construction
House of Commons
1803
$225.00House-of-Commons1803-plans-of-the-Thames-River-docks-and-proposed-constructionPlans from early 1800's of the docks along the River Thames, the upper plan showing the Thames between London Bridge and the Tower of London. Lower map showing from London Bridge downstream past the Isle of Dogs. Part of the area now comprises the London Docklands, a center for redevelopment and urban renewal. Includes the location of the recently constructed Canary Wharf business district in the bend of the Thames River called the Isle of Dogs (once referred to as Stepney Marsh). <br></br> Two hand-colored maps of one sheet: a) Extension of the legal quays &c. and b) Plan of the River Thames with the proposed docks at Rotherhithe and in the Isle of Dogs for 814 ships with room for shifting and lighters. <br></br> Appendix 3 and 4 of volume XIV of the Report (1796) "On Providing Accommodation for the Trade and Shipping of the Port of London". The report, ordered by the House of Commons was printed in 1796 and reprinted in 1803 by Luke Hansard and Sons, printers.
1006Coming Soon!DetailsHolden, George1843
Approaches to Liverpool 1843
Holden, George
1843
$125.00Holden--GeorgeApproaches-to-Liverpool-1843Scarce, well illustrated, and very 'nautical' chart of Liverpool Bay and the Mersey estuary with the entrance to the Mersey River. An unusual, information-dense navigational chart from 1843 of the Mersey Estuary packed with details on buoys, lights, channels, range markers, soundings and sailing directions. The chart is surrounded by enlarged profile views of lights, lightships, and range marks to aid in their identification. Working clockwise from top right these objects include: Bootle Marks, Rock Light, Leasowe Light, N.W. Formby, N.W. Lightship, Formby Lightship, Crosby Lightship, Bell Beacon, Hoylake lower and upper light, Bidston Light, New C. Mark, Crosby Light, Point of Ayre Light, and S.E. Mark. <br></br> Verso with a view attributed to B.C. Watts showing the arrangement of general communications signals about the lighthouses, made by hoisting flags, pendants, or balls to poles each with a specific purpose. <br></br>
749Coming Soon!DetailsAnonymous1846
Antique Manuscript Playbill from the East India Company Ship Herefordshire
Anonymous
1846
$1,040.00AnonymousAntique-Manuscript-Playbill-from-the-East-India-Company-Ship-HerefordshireVery unusual and scarce manuscript theatrical playbill from a known British East India Company trading ship dated within at January 23, 1846. On long voyages in order to entertain passengers, ships would sometimes offer music, dancing, and plays to make the tedious voyage more enjoyable. This rare survivor documents such a theatrical offering aboard the East Indiaman "Herefordshire" as it returned from a voyage that began in London in 1845 and terminated in Bombay, England on Feb. 28, 1846 [1]. <br></br> The Herefordshire was an old 40-gun, 1600 ton teak-built ship of the East India Company, launched in Bombay in 1812 by John Money. Her Captain was George Richardson. <br></br> This rare playbill reads: "THEATRE ROYAL of the HEREFORDSHIRE Under the Distinguished Patronage of the LADIES & CAPTAIN RICHARDSON Jan 23rd 1846. This Evening her Majesty's Servants will perform a New Drama entitled the PENRYN TRAGEDY, with New Scenery, Dresses, &c. </br> ...</br> ...</br> Act 1st Scene 1st</br> The Sailors of HER MAJESTY's SHIP Brittannia making merry in the Green Dragon.</br> ...</br> ...</br> The Whole to Conclude with the Popular Farce BILLY BUTTON the TAILOR ...</br> ..</br> Doors open at 6 o'clock. Performance to commence at 7. For tickets of Admission apply to Mr. Maynard, Stage Manager No. 9 Starboard Terrace, Capstan Square, Gun deck road. … <br></br> This rare, unusual and interesting piece of nautical ephemera should interest collectors of both the theater and nautical history. It is a document from the end of the East India Company's control of India. The East India Company dissolved in 1858 with Britain exerting direct control after the India Rebellion of 1857. Watermarked "Ward and Son. 1842." <br></br> Price to be determined. <br></br> [1] "Allen's Indian Mail and Register of Intelligence for British and Foreign India." 1845 and 1846. </br> [2] Berncastle, Julius. "A Voyage to China". William Shoberl. London, 1850.
979Coming Soon!DetailsHartley, Jesse1848
Plan of the Liverpool docks in Lancashire County, England
Hartley, Jesse
1848
$250.00Hartley--JessePlan-of-the-Liverpool-docks-in-Lancashire-County--EnglandA long mid 19th-century hand-colored folding plan of the Liverpool Docks along the Mersey River in England. After a manuscript plan by Jesse Hartley (1780-1860). Shows the relative positions of the docks with their related canals and locks and through color coding shows the stage of development from proposal, though construction, to imnplementation. <br></br> By Jesse Hartley who was the world's first professional dock engineer, and is credited with creating a fireproof cast iron framed warehouse design used in building the Albert Dock at Liverpool. The Albert Dock, a complex of warehouses and dock buildings was the first structure in Britain to be built entirely of cast iron, brick, and stone, and was considered innovative at the time because it allowed ships to load and unload directly to the warehouses. (Merseyside Maritime Museum. "Creator of the dock, Jesse Hartley". <a href="http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/maritime/about/jesse-hartley.aspx" target="_blank">Internet</a>.) <br></br> C.B. Graham, Lithographer. Washington D.C.
732Coming Soon!DetailsHolden, George1850
Approaches to Liverpool 1850
Holden, George
1850
$225.00Holden--GeorgeApproaches-to-Liverpool-1850Scarce, well illustrated, and very 'nautical' chart of Liverpool Bay and the Mersey estuary with the entrance to the Mersey River. An unusual, information-dense navigational chart from 1850 of the Mersey Estuary packed with details on buoys, lights, channels, range markers, soundings and sailing directions. The chart is surrounded by enlarged profile views of lights, lightships, and range marks to aid in their identification. Working clockwise from top right these objects include: Bootle Marks, Rock Light, Leasowe Light, N.W. Formby, N.W. Lightship, Formby Lightship, Crosby Lightship, Bell Beacon, Hoylake lower and upper light, Bidston Light, New C. Mark, Crosby Light, Point of Ayre Light, and S.E. Mark. <br></br> Verso with a view attributed to B.C. Watts showing the arrangement of general communications signals about the lighthouses, made by hoisting flags, pendants, or balls to poles each with a specific purpose. <br></br> The above chart was issued with and folds into "Holden's Original Pocket Almanac and Tide Table, 1851" (3" x 5") included in the price. Along with tide tables, the Almanack includes information on distances to places on the river, life-boat stations, pilot-boats, widths of dock entrances and several dozen more types of information that would be useful to mariners or ship-owners. <br></br> In worn, blue paper covers, with intact and tight pages. The chart is loose but in good condition. Engraved and printed by J.B. Leatherbarrow, South John Street, Liverpool. Sold by Thomas Kaye, Castle-street.
763Coming Soon!DetailsRobiquet, Aime1850
Antique Chart of the Bristol Channel in England
Robiquet, Aime
1850
$350.00Robiquet--AimeAntique-Chart-of-the-Bristol-Channel-in-EnglandAntique French hydrographic chart of southwest Wales and England surrounding the Bristol Channel. Coverage extends from Stackpole clockwise past Swansea, Barry, Cardiff, to Bristol, and moving south-westward to Portishead, Burnham, Bridgewater, Watchet, Minehead, Ilfracomb, Barnstaple, terminating at Kilkhampton. This is a privately published chart by Aime Robiquet, a French Hydrographer, but based on work by Denham and Robinson for an earlier British Admiralty chart. Inset at upper right contains numerous profile coastal views. Interesting small oval blindstamp by Robiquet at bottom right margin. <br></br> Numerous soundings, aids to navigation, compass course notations, current flows, and navigational hazards are noted. <br></br> This large nautical chart was published by Robiquet in the 'Atlas Hydrographique, one of 75 charts published in that atlas from in 1856. Rue Pavée Saint-André des Artes No. 2, Paris, France. Printed by Mangean, rue St Jacques. Price when issued was four francs. Number 9.
1045Coming Soon!DetailsZawitz, Verlag v.w.1850
Lithograph of the British warship Wellington
Zawitz, Verlag v.w.
1850
$375.00Zawitz--Verlag-v-w-Lithograph-of-the-British-warship-WellingtonAttractive German lithograph of the 3-decked 74-gunBritish ship of the line "HMS Wellington" with auxilliary steam power. Published by Verlag v.w. Zawitz in Berlin ca. 1850.
1054Coming Soon!DetailsGillray, James1851
Fighting for the Dunghill
Gillray, James
1851
$450.00Gillray--JamesFighting-for-the-DunghillRe-strike satirical copperplate engraving of Gillray's famed "Fighting over the Dunghill". This caricature is by one of England's finest 18th century artists and satirists, James Gillray. Printed after Gillray's death from the original plate this engraving (recto) shows two colossal national figures sitting on the globe, Jack Tar, plump and hearty representing Britain, boxing an emaciated, half-naked Frenchman, possibly Napoleon, who has blood spouting from his nose, his torso and limbs heavily scarred with the tattooed name "Nelson", a British naval hero. <br></br> Hand-coloured etching with aquatint and attractive hand-coloring. <br></br> Originally published in 1798 by Hannah Humphrey this plate is from the Henry Bohn restrikes printed from the original plates during 1845 to 1851. Printed on both sides of heavy wove paper, the verso contains an unusable engraving due to trimming of the engraving on the recto.
1105Coming Soon!DetailsIllustrated London News1856
The James Watt Man of War
Illustrated London News
1856
$145.00Illustrated-London-NewsThe-James-Watt-Man-of-WarColorful lithograph of the twin decked ship-of-the line James Watt, a sail and steam powered vessel. In celebration of the queen's birthday sailors man the yards and cannons are fired in salute. Published by the Illustrated London News July 26, 1856.
910Coming Soon!DetailsDepot de la Marine1871
Antique nautical chart of coastal Kent, England from Dover to Margate
Depot de la Marine
1871
$875.00Depot-de-la-MarineAntique-nautical-chart-of-coastal-Kent--England-from-Dover-to-MargateVery attractive 1871 edition of an antique nautical chart of the coast of <b>Kent, England</b> including the towns of Dover, Deal, Sandwich, Ramsgate, Broadstairs, and Margate; originally issued in 1866. Carefully hand-colored, this fine French Sea chart is a fabulous example of the value and appeal that coloring can add to a chart. This chart would make a fine gift for any sailor or fisherman who travels those waters. <br></br> Numerous attractive inset elevation views of the coast and drawings of navigational aids. These inset views include the Balise du Godwin Safety (a balise was an elevated signal fire); three lighthouses: "Feu de North Foreland", "Feu de Ramsgate", "Feu Superieur de South Foreland"; and seven extremely decorative profile views of the coast with homes, mills, churches and towers as they existed in 1866. These fine coastal elevation views include: Pugin's Tower; Broadstairs North Cliff with the Ramsgate jetty below; the Deal wharf with Old Parker's Cap in the background; a single view with Kingsdown Church in alignment with Ripple Mill and Walmer Castle aligned to the Upper Deal Mill; Old Stairs Bay; the Admiral's wharf with Shakespeare Cliff; and finally at the upper right, a long profile that includes Saint Lawrence Church, Ramsgate Church, the North Down monument and Redding Street balise. <br></br> Includes the dangerous North Goodwin Sands offshore the coast protected by these lightships: "Feu FixeSouth Sand Head", "Feu Floyttant de la Pt. N. du Goodwin" and "Gulf Stream Feu tournant de 20 s and 20 s" <br></br> Published by France's Depot des Cartes et Plans de la Marine with corrections in 1871 based on an earlier work from 1866 by the British Admiralty. Number 2410. Contains a blue ink over-stamp from the seller "Au Semaphore" in Havre.
911Coming Soon!DetailsDepot de la Marine1871
Antique nautical chart of the Bay and Port of Falmouth, England
Depot de la Marine
1871
$825.00Depot-de-la-MarineAntique-nautical-chart-of-the-Bay-and-Port-of-Falmouth--EnglandVery attractive 1870 antique nautical chart of the <b>Port of Falmouth, England</b> on the south coast of Cornwall. The chart includes the towns of Penryn, Flushing, and Falmouth with an 3" x 4" inset map of Truro at left. Carefully hand-colored after issue, this fine French Sea chart is a fabulous example of the value and appeal that coloring can add to a chart. The blue wash coloring along the coastal margins and light brown highlights of the carefully hachured topographic detail heighten the allure of this decorative navigational lithograph. This chart would make a fine gift for any sailor or boat-man who travels the waters near Falmouth Bay. <br></br> Filled with the expected hundreds of depth soundings, isobaths (countour lines of equal depth below the surface), navigational hazards and aids to navigation. Also includes copious detail of the creeks, roads, villages, and topography in the surrounding area. A sample of those details include: <b>Pendennis Castle</b>; St. Mawes Harbor; Swan Pool; St. Gluvias Church; Beacon Hill; Conreeth Moor; the Truro branch of the West Cornwall Railway; St. Michael Penkevit Church; Saint Anthony Church; and Lamorran Church <br></br> Contains a blue ink over-stamp from the seller "Au Semaphore" in Havre, France. <br></br> Originally issued by France's Depot des Cartes et Plans de la Marine in 1867, this edition contains corrections up to 1870. Chart is based on an earlier work from 1853 by the British Admiralty. Number 2445.
862Coming Soon!DetailsBritish Admiralty Hydrographical Office1873
Antique Chart of the Bill of Portland to St Albans Head, England
British Admiralty Hydrographical Office
1873
$265.00British-Admiralty-Hydrographical-OfficeAntique-Chart-of-the-Bill-of-Portland-to-St-Albans-Head--EnglandOld antique linen-backed sea chart of the Portland Bill, a promontory on the Isle of Portland, in southern Dorset, England extending eastward to the rocky headland of St. Albans Head. Two lighthouses are shown highlighted in yellow, an upper and a lower lighthouse. Key features identified by name on the chart include Portland Ledge, the Shambles, Weymouth, Melcombe Regis, White Nore, East and West Lulworth, Kimeridge, St. Alban's Head, and Endcombe House. <br></br> The surrounding coast of Portland, namely Portland Bill and Chesil Beach, have been notorious for the many vessels that became shipwrecked in the area over the centuries. The dangerous coastline, which features a stony shingle beach, shallow reefs and the Shambles sandbank, was proven more hazardous due to the strong tidal rapid known as the Portland Race. The Portland race, with short choppy waves and eddies, is caused by the constriction of the tidal flow between the Bill and the Shambles. <br></br> Published by the Admiralty March 5, 1873 under the Superintendence of Rear Admiral G.H. Richards, Hydrographer. Contains a pasted label for the seller, James Wyld, Geographer to the Queen. <br></br> See also a <a href="http://www.rarecharts.com/ShowDetail/Creator/British-Admiralty-Hydrographical-Office/Title/Antique-Chart-of-the-Dorset-Coast-with-Weymouth-and-Portland--England/863 " target="_blank">similar large-scale chart of Weymouth and Portland.</a>
863Coming Soon!DetailsBritish Admiralty Hydrographical Office1873
Antique Chart of the Dorset Coast with Weymouth and Portland, England
British Admiralty Hydrographical Office
1873
$285.00British-Admiralty-Hydrographical-OfficeAntique-Chart-of-the-Dorset-Coast-with-Weymouth-and-Portland--EnglandLarge-scale detailed antique linen-backed sea chart of Weymouth, the West Bay, the Shambles, Portland Harbour, and Portland Bill, a promontory on the Isle of Portland, in southern Dorset, England. Two lighthouses are shown highlighted in yellow, an high light and a lower lighthouse. Three attractive inset elevation views at bottom include: Anvil Point, Wyke Regis Church, and the Small Chalk Pit. <br></br> Portland Bill and the nearby area have been notorious for the many vessels that became shipwrecked in the area over the centuries. The dangerous coastline, which features a stony shingle beach, shallow reefs and the Shambles sandbank, was proven more hazardous due to the strong tidal rapid known as the Portland Race. The Portland race, with short choppy waves and eddies, is caused by the constriction of the tidal flow between the Bill and the Shambles. <br></br> Key features identified by name on the chart include Portland Ledge, Chesilton, a merchant ships anchorage, the man of war anchorage, the Shambles, Weymouth, Melcombe Regis, Jordan Hill, Ringsted Ledge, and Holworth Cliff. <br></br> Published by the Admiralty May 9, 1855 with corrections to 1873. Contains a pasted label for the seller, J. Wyld, Geographer to the Queen. Scale 1/18,200. <br></br> See also a similar small-scale chart covering a <a href="http://www.rarecharts.com/ShowDetail/Creator/British-Admiralty-Hydrographical-Office/Title/Antique-Chart-of-the-Bill-of-Portland-to-St-Albans-Head--England/862 " target="_blank">wider area of the Dorset coast to St. Alban's Head.</a>
860Coming Soon!DetailsBritish Admiralty Hydrographical Office1874
Antique linen-backed chart of the English Channel and Bristol Channel
British Admiralty Hydrographical Office
1874
$350.00British-Admiralty-Hydrographical-OfficeAntique-linen-backed-chart-of-the-English-Channel-and-Bristol-ChannelOld antique nautical chart of the English Channel first published by the British Admiralty on July 1, 1859. This edition bears cummulative corrections to 1874. Coverage extends from Finisterre, France and Ushant ( "Ile de Ouessant" ) past the English county of Cornwall, past Wales, to the southeast coast of Ireland including Wexford and Waterford. Key features include Brest, France, the island of Guernsey, Cornwall, The Scilly Isles, the Bristol Channel, Saint George's Channel, and Cardigan Bay. <br></br> Original seller's attribution to J.D. Potter is pasted over with an addendum: "Sold by J. Wyld, Geographer to Her Majesty. 457 Strand." With the oval logo of the Hydrographical Service. Chart # 2675b.
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Manuscript page with flags and a chart of British Channel
Anonymous
1890
$210.00AnonymousManuscript-page-with-flags-and-a-chart-of-British-ChannelA small manuscript chart of the English Channel. Decorated at top with the crossed flags of England and France this hand-drawn and hand-colored chart of the British Channel could have been created in the latter half of the 19th century to early 20th century by a British naval student or maritime officer candidate or quite possibly a member of the Sea Cadets Corps or its predecessor, the Naval Lads' Brigade. A legend in English describes features that would be found on a nautical chart of the period such as buoys, rocks, and bearings, but oddly the manuscript map does not contain any of those components with one exception, the Eddystone lighthouse southwest of Plymouth sound. <br></br> The most interesting aspect of the chart is the dotted line suggesting the route of a voyage between ports in England and France including Plymouth, Dartmouth, Torquay, Weymouth, Southampton, Sheerness, Cherbourg, and Guernsey <br></br> At bottom are drawn three signal flags including the Blue Peter, which was often used when preparing to leave port, or as the caption suggests, when requesting a pilot. Of the other two flags, the center flag is confirmed as a French registration flag that indicates that the vessel was registered to the Cherbourg arondissement sector between Dunkirk and Honfleur. According to Sache: <div class="indenttextblock"> "French merchant ships had to hoist at foremast a specific flag indicating in which arrondissement they were registered. The French coasts were divided in five metropolitan maritime arrondissements, each of them being divided in two sectors, and in two colonial sectors. The arrondissement flags were established by Royal Regulation of 3 December 1817, signed by Louis XVIII. They were confirmed in the 1852 Imperial Regulations on naval flags signed by Napoléon III and by Decree on 20 March 1868. " </div> Source: Sache, Ivan. France: Registration flags for merchant ships (1817-1929). Link: flagspot.net/flags/fr~arro.html#che
1166Coming Soon!DetailsLane and Neeve1895
Flags of All Nations
Lane and Neeve
1895
$265.00Lane-and-NeeveFlags-of-All-NationsScarce and very colorful 19th century lithographed brochure/print of world flags. This scarce Victorian survivor presents numerous national flags, national merchant flags, naval ensigns and pendants. Prominently features the Royal Standard of Great Britain, the American Ensign and the American Jack. 44 stars on the American flags indicates the a date for the print between 1891 and 1896 when the U.S. added a star for the admission of Utah to the Union. When opened this attractive antique measures 15" x 22". <br></br> This seldom found brochure, "Flags of All Nations", is from the firm of Lane and Neeve at 4 Minories, London, East. That firm describes its commercial activities succinctly as Yacht Sail Makers, Yacht Flag Makers, Sail Makers, and Ship Chandlers. Lane and Neeve was located at 4 Minories, near the Tower of London and the Thames river, in an area with numerous other maritime-related business. The flag maker advertised their offerings on the back cover" "Flags Made to Order; House Flags, Name Burgees, Banners and Silk Flags". Also advertised is the sail loft at Britannia Works, East Ferry Road, London. <br></br> Folds to a compact 5" x 9". Printed by McLagan and Cumming. Lithographers, Edinburgh.
715Coming Soon!DetailsStanford, Edward1901
Oarsmans and Anglers Map of the River Thames from its Source to London Bridge
Stanford, Edward
1901
$425.00Stanford--EdwardOarsmans-and-Anglers-Map-of-the-River-Thames-from-its-Source-to-London-Bridge<BR></br><div class="indenttextblock">"The Editors… have endeavoured to lay down the course over which a punt should be shoved. <i>They wish it to be distinctly understood that they do not claim to have found the best shoving in all cases</i>, but they have tried to describe the bottom of the river as they know it, perhaps not as intelligibly as they would have wished, owing to the exigencies of space and the subsequent condensation of language. "</div> <br>Thus begins the introduction to this very interesting and quirky map of the Thames River, published in 1901 and oriented to the fishermen and boaters of the area. Filled with information about the Thames, not only locks, water depth, bridges and other navigational information, but also, inns, hotels, and boatyards. <br></br> A reader does not have to go too far perusing the notes on this chart to need a good nautical reference book, as some of the practices of that era are now outdated or not applicable in other countries. For example this note on Hart's or Eaton's Weir: <div class="indenttextblock">"The only weir on the Thames which has to be 'shot'. There is usually someone at the neighboring inn who will lend a hand in drawing the paddles and rymers." </div> Hmmm. Turns out that the term "paddles and rymers" refers to a method of lock contruction for "flash locks" based on a single gate. The method of constuction dates back to the medieval period. Paddle and rymer weirs are operated by placing large wooden posts – the rymers – into the bottom of the river. To control the water flow, paddles of different heights were placed against the rymers. When the paddles were removed water would pour through the opening and boaters would "shoot" the opening. This method of construction is now considered dangerous and most paddle and rymer weirs have been updated. <br></br> Published by Edward Stanton, 12, 13, & 14, Long Acre, W.C.
995Coming Soon!DetailsStanford, Edward1920
Stanford's Colored Chart of the Thames Estuary
Stanford, Edward
1920
$145.00Stanford--EdwardStanford-s-Colored-Chart-of-the-Thames-Estuary2 coloured lithographic charts mounted on linen and folding into the same original cloth covers with paper label. With a tide table and 12 small inset maps showing tidal flows in knots over a 12 hour period based on high-water at Dover. <br></br> Two folding charts, the largest mounted on linen and both folding into the same original cloth covers with paper label. <br/> --Estuary Chart "Stanford's Chart of the Thames Estuary Prepared Under the Supervision of Captain O.M. Watts, A.I.N.A.". 28" x 27". <br/> --River Thames. "The River Thames from London to Gravesend". 20" x 6" <br></br> Original blue cloth boards with mounted printed publisher's plate to front cover. Published by Edward Stanton, 12, 13, & 14, Long Acre, W.C.2 London and Whitehall S.W.1