Coastal Elevation Views

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1200Six coastal chart profiles of Asian and African anchorages and bays.DetailsThevenot, Melchisedech1663
Rare chart of Table Bay and the Bay of Saldagne
Thevenot, Melchisedech
$350.00Thevenot--MelchisedechRare-chart-of-Table-Bay-and-the-Bay-of-SaldagneVery scarce mid 17th-century antique copper engraving including 6 coastal elevation views of anchorages and bays favored by Dutch and French vessels on their way to Asia. <br></br> These views include:<br></br> Two views of the coast of Sierra Leone, Africa "Tagrin" opposite Freetown- <div class="indenttextblock"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li> "Carte de Serlionne, ou Tagrin a vue lieue et demie d'elle"</li> <li>Quatriesme ance de la coste ancreage ordinaire de francois. </li> </ul> </div> A view of the coast of Aceh on the northern coast of Sumatra and a further unidentified anchorage "Baye de l'Encau". <div class="indenttextblock"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Poulo clauis</li> </ul> </div> A view of the African coast including the Bay of Saldagne and Table Bay. <div class="indenttextblock"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Figure de la Terre de Saldagne</li> </ul> </div> A coastal view at Tiku in West Sumatra. <div class="indenttextblock"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Figure de la Rade de Ticou en l-isle de Sumatra <br /> (Identifies the two mountains of Pagaman and Priaman with Ticou nestled below. Interesting desriptions of 7 points on the view include "Illets a pigouins de table bay"- An island with penguins.)</li> </ul> </div> This creaky old chart truly reflects its likely origins in the commercial world, perhaps first published privately by the VOC. The charts are characterized by a scarcely used 360 degree birds-eye oblique coastal view. <br></br> Melchisédech (or Melchisédec) Thévenot (c. 1620 – 1692) was a French author, scientist, traveler, and cartographer. Thévenot was the inventor of the spirit level and is also famous for his popular 1696 book- The Art of Swimming. <br></br> Many of Thévenot's maps were published in his Relations de Divers Voyages Curieux (Paris, 1663), a collection of translations of voyages of discovery.
116Old antique sea map profile view of English channelDetailsCollins, Greenville1750
How the Several Lands Show at Sea
Collins, Greenville
$135.00Collins--GreenvilleHow-the-Several-Lands-Show-at-SeaAntique nautical profile views of English coast including Beachy Head, Portland, Isle of Wight, Dartmouth, and Milford. This scarce nautical engraving accompanied other nautical charts from one of the many editions of Great Britain's Coasting Pilot by Greenville Collins.
858Antique elevation view of Pensacola, Florida ca. 1764.DetailsUniversal Magazine1764
Antique engraved elevation view of Pensacola, Florida
Universal Magazine
$360.00Universal-MagazineAntique-engraved-elevation-view-of-Pensacola--FloridaAntique elevation view of Pensacola, Florida and the very few structures that existed 250 years ago just after the end of Spanish rule over the city. A legend at bottom is keyed to six locations on the view including: 1. The Fort. 2. The Church. 3. The Governor's House. 4. The Commandant's House. 5. A Well. 6. A Bungo. (A bungo was a type of boat or canoe used in the southern United States made of a hollowed-out tree.) <br></br> This engraving is the earliest available printed view of Pensacola and comes from the January 1764 issue of the Universal Magazine. After Dominic Serres (1719-1793), a French-born painter primarily of nautical or maritime subjects. Serres was assigned to the Brtitish expedition to capture Havana, led by Admiral Sir George Pocock. It is possible that Serres visited Pensacola during that cruise.
1206Antique chart of the Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra.DetailsMannevillette, d'Apres1775
Chart of the Sunda Strait between Sumatra and Java
Mannevillette, d'Apres
$450.00Mannevillette--d-ApresChart-of-the-Sunda-Strait-between-Sumatra-and-Java18th century French nautical chart of the Sunda Strait ("Detroit de la Sonde"), a narrow waterway connecting the Java Sea to the Indian Ocean. Includes the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Java. With four attractive inset elevation views of Sunda Strait and coast as seen from offshore. Numerous depth soundings and placenames are provided. <br></br> From J. B. d'Apres de Mannevillette's sea atlas "Le Neptune Oriental ou routier general des Cotes des Indes orientales et de la Chine." Jean-Baptiste d'Après de Mannevillette (1707 - 1780) was a French sailor, navigator, and hydrographer active in the mid-18th century. Mannevillette studied mathematics and navigation in Paris before winning a commission as an officer on a merchant vessel headed for the West Indies. Mannevillette collected and revised a number of regional nautical charts during numerous voyages around Africa to India and China. <br></br> Antique copper-engraving, published in Paris, ca. 1775. No folds.
834Antique nautical chart of West U.S.: San Francisco to Umpqua RiverDetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1869
Western Coast of U.S. from San Francisco to Umpquah (Umpqua) River
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
$675.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyWestern-Coast-of-U-S--from-San-Francisco-to-Umpquah-(Umpqua)-RiverVery attractive antique nautical chart of the <b>western coast of California</b> focused on the Pacific coastline between <b>San Francisco, California</b> and the Umpqua River, Oregon. This scarce, rolled, separately issued chart, corrected to 1869, was first published in 1854 by the U.S. Coast Survey. Noted habitations and geographical features include Empire City, Koos Bay, and Port Orford or Ewing Harbor, Oregon; Crescent City, Reddings Rock, Eureka, Mendocino City, Haven's Anchorage, Bodega Bay, Pt. Reyes, Alcatraz Island, Oakland, Alameda, Union City and San Francisco Bay, California. Numerous soundings, navigational hazards, and aids to navigation are identified. <br></br> This antique sea chart is enlivened with twelve attractive hand-colored <b>inset coastal elevation views</b> including: the Entrance to San Francisco Bay, Point Arena, Mendocino City Cove, Trinidad Head and City, Cape Mendocino, Red Bluff Entrance to Humboldt Bay, Point St. George, Mack's Arch and Reef, Rogues River, Cape Blanco, and Cape Gregory. <br></br> This is a scarce, separately issued, rolled nautical chart of the U.S. West Coast, not the more common folded version on thin paper that was issued with other charts in an annual report to Congress from the Coast Survey. <br></br> This chart was printed in 1869 from an electrotype-printed copy of the original hand-engraved copper plate. Electrotype printing is a process the U.S. Coast Survey adopted around 1850. As a soft medium, copper plates could only withstand print runs of perhaps 200 copies before the plates wore down. To enable larger print runs, a mold of the original plate was created in wax or another soft medium. Then, using an electro-chemical processs ( electrotyping ), the mold was coated with a metal layer, typically copper. Printers were then able to produce output from the new electrotype copper copy, while preserving the original. Electrotype copy no. 6 by Mathiot.