Depot de la Marine

Cote Meridionale d'Espagne depuis Cadiz jusqu'au Cap de Palos

Cote Meridionale d'Espagne depuis Cadiz jusqu'au Cap de Palos et Cote Septenrionale d'Afrique depuis le Cap Spartel jusju'au Cap de Tenez: dressee au Depot des Cartes et Plans de la Marine, et Publiee par ordre du Ministre de la Marine et des Colonies Pour le Service Vaisseaux Francais, en Juin 1793.

DESCRIPTION: Exceptional antique French nautical chart of the Western Mediterranean Sea, including the southern coasts of Spain and France and the northern coast of Africa. Nearly perfect condition. Coverage on this handsome folding sea chart extends from Cadiz, Spain eastward past Cape Trafalgar, Gibraltar, Malaga, Cartagena, to Cape Palos. Hundreds of named towns, villages, and geographic features ring the coastline with depth soundings, but virtually no interior details. Latitude and longitude scales.

With the circular stamp of the French Depot de la Marine. Price when issued: Three Francs. No. 93.

Exterior of the original linen cover contains a decorative octagonal seller's label: "Ch. Piquet, Geographe ordinaire DU ROI et de S.A.R. Monseig(neur) le Duc d'Orleans. A Paris Quai de Conti No. 17, entre l'Hotel des Monnaies et le Pont des Arts."

CREATOR: Depot de la Marine



BODY OF WATER: Mediterranean

CONDITION: Very Good.  Laid to brown linen when issued. Essentially without flaws, clean and bright, a testament to the virtues of storing charts away from noxious influences like sunlight



SIZE: 35 " x 22 "


PRICE: $900


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