Heather, William
1798

The River Thames

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Chart of the Entrances to the River Thames

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Large colored antique navigational chart of the entrances to the Thames River with an inset showing the continuation of the Thames River from Erith to London. On heavy, chain laid paper. Numerous soundings and depictions of the well-knows sandbanks near the Thames mouth including "Kentish Knock", "Goodwin Sands", and the "Margate Sands". The Tower of London is noted and colored in red. Colored compass rose and rhumb lines. Coverage on this antique nautical chart includes parts of Essex, Kent, and Suffolk: Harwich, Dover, Milton, Stratford, Ipswich, Colchester and the entrance to the Medway river.

Dedication reads: "To the Right Honorable the Master, Wardens, and Elder Brethren of the Trinity Houfe, this Chart of the Entrances to the River Thames is Most Respectfully Dedicated by their obliged humble servant William Heather". Scales in English and French miles and Dutch Mylen.

CREATOR: Heather, William

PUBLICATION DATE: 1798

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: United Kingdom

BODY OF WATER: English Channel

CONDITION: Fair.  A bit dirty and a few wrinkles. Numerous repairs on verso to marginal tears. Two repaired tears intrude past neatline. Very short margins with bottom right corner lost to neatline. Some repaired loss to the bottom margin.

COLORING: Contemporary careful wash handcolor with outlining.

ENGRAVER: J. Stephensen

SIZE: 30 " x 24 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 0

PRICE: $

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