Laurie and Whittle

1798

Plymouth Sound---- SOLD

Plymouth Sound, Hamoaze and Catwater Surveyed in 1797

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Very cool antique nautical chart by Laurie and Whittle from 1798 of the Hamoaze and Catwater rivers, port of Plymouth, England and Plymouth Sound. Plymouth has a long distinguished history as a maritime port. This old sea chart of Plymouth Sound shows the location of many historic locations including a hill known as the Hoe, where legend says Francis Drake was to have insisted on completed a game of bowls before setting out to meet the invading Spanish Armada of 1588 led by the Duke of Medina Sidonia (Drake knew the tide was not in his favor at the time he was notified of the approaching Spanish fleet).

Attractive title cartouche with date. Copious sailing directions, soundings, landmarks (especially churches), and navigational hazards are noted. The chart is an attractive record of the days when the town Plymouth was smaller in size, but no less important to England.

CREATOR: Laurie and Whittle

PUBLICATION DATE: 1798

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: United Kingdom

BODY OF WATER: Plymouth Sound

CONDITION: Very Good.  Attractive, detailed chart with no notable flaws. Quite nice on thick paper with adequate margins for framing.

COLORING: Outline color.

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 20 " x 27 "

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PRICE: $


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