Nautical Atlases

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230Coming Soon!DetailsMichelot and Bremond1730
Recueil de plusieurs plans des ports et rades de la mer mediterranee. (Atlas of 37 plates)
Michelot and Bremond
1730
$8,500.00Michelot-and-BremondRecueil-de-plusieurs-plans-des-ports-et-rades-de-la-mer-mediterranee---(Atlas-of-37-plates)Scarce and complete atlas of 37 large-scale 10" x 7" antique engraved Mediterranean port and harbor plans by French hydrographers and galley (galère, Fr.) pilot Henry Michelot and Laurens Bremond. </br> </br> <strong><a href= "/MBPlansViewer.aspx">[ Browse all 37 charts here ]</a></strong> </br></br> This 12" x 8" atlas, published ca. 1730 was the culmination of Henry Michelot's career; the result of at least 40 years experience as pilot of the Reale, premier vessel in the galley service of Louis XIV and XV. These charts are influenced by and bear similarities to a set of manuscript charts published by Michelot from Marseille around 1689 but are updated to reflect his cummulative experience over the intervening 40 years. With an elaborately engraved title page. Some charts engraved by Peter Starck-man. <BR> </BR> This 290-year old sea atlas contains port plans from France, Italy, and Spain including Barcelona, Antibe, Mayorca, Bay of Naples, Bay of Gibraltar, and Cadiz. Several of these charts (e.g. Cadiz, Gibraltar) were considered to be the most authoritative works of that era and were copied by others including Thomas Kitchin well into the mid 18th century.<BR> </BR> For more information on the life and works of Henry Michelot and his business partner Bremond see our <a rel="nofollow" href= "/MichelotBremondBackground.aspx">brief illustrated biography.</a>
262Coming Soon!DetailsMackenzie, Murdoch (Senior)1750
Survey of the Orkney and Lewis Islands. (Atlas of 8 folio plates)
Mackenzie, Murdoch (Senior)
1750
$12,000.00Mackenzie--Murdoch-(Senior)Survey-of-the-Orkney-and-Lewis-Islands--(Atlas-of-8-folio-plates)This important, intact, and scarce folio-sized antique atlas of 8 plates is a landmark in cartography by Orkney native Murdoch Mackenzie senior (1712 - 1797). This antique nautical atlas of the Orkney Islands, published in 1750 is Mackenzie's first published work and is considered to be the most accurate survey in Britain up to the mid 18th century. </br> </br> <strong><a style="color:#9BAFCB" href= "/MackenzieAtlasViewer.aspx">[ Browse the entire atlas ]</a></strong> </br> </br> In 1962 A.G.W. Robinson wrote about the unique characteristics of Mackenzie's first charts: "Some of the conventions he adopted, for example showing bottom deposits by a letter under the relevant sounding, are still in use on present day charts." <br></br> Contents include Title Page, Subscriber list, A 14 page History of the Orkneys, 8 charts of the Orkneys, Pomona, and the Lewis. <br></br> Reference: Robinson, A.H.W. 'Marine Cartography in Britain'. Leicester University Press. 1962. pp. 60-70.
1007Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1851
Coast Survey Atlas (Sketches for the 1851 Annual Report)
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1851
$550.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyCoast-Survey-Atlas-(Sketches-for-the-1851-Annual-Report)About 57 plates (many folded) in a single volume showing the hydrographic sketches and preliminary surveys of the U.S. East and West Coast. Bookplate: "With the compliments of A.D. Bache", Alexander Dallas Bache (1806-1867), then the superintendent of the United States Coast Survey. <br></br> Inserted, loose list of "Coast Survey Charts Published" dated within at March 15, 1853. Lists charts, sketches and preliminary charts, free sketches, and the names and residence fo agents selling Coast Survey charts. Size: 9" x 22". On better paper.