Depot de la Marine

Antique nautical chart of coastal Kent, England from Dover to Margate

Angleterre ( Cote S.E. ) Rade des Dunes. Copie du Plan Leve par le Cd. Calver de la Marine Anglaiseen 1865.

DESCRIPTION: Very attractive 1871 edition of an antique nautical chart of the coast of Kent, England 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.

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.

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"

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.

CREATOR: Depot de la Marine



BODY OF WATER: English Channel

CONDITION: Very good.  Very clean with no foxing or major issues. A few chips along the edges and one repaired maginal tear outside the image. Will frame very nicely.

COLORING: Later fine hand coloring.


SIZE: 24 " x 36 "


PRICE: $875


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