Coastal Elevation Views

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1200Coming Soon!DetailsThevenot, Melchisedech1663
Rare chart of Table Bay and the Bay of Saldagne
Thevenot, Melchisedech
1663
$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.
116Coming Soon!DetailsCollins, Greenville1750
How the Several Lands Show at Sea
Collins, Greenville
1750
$265.00Collins--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.
858Coming Soon!DetailsUniversal Magazine1764
Antique engraved elevation view of Pensacola, Florida
Universal Magazine
1764
$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.
1206Coming Soon!DetailsMannevillette, d'Apres1775
Chart of the Sunda Strait between Sumatra and Java
Mannevillette, d'Apres
1775
$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.