Renard, Louis

1715

Renard's decorative sea chart of the English Channel from 1715.

Canalis Angliae et Galliae Littora. Pascaert van 't Canaal tusschen Engeland en Vranckryck.

DESCRIPTION: Fine and scarce copper-engraved sea chart of the English Channel from the end of the Dutch Golden Age- a time when Dutch influence, military power, and commerce was at its peak. This very decorative chart "Canalis Angliae et Galliae Littora" was published by Dutch engraver and entrepreneur Louis Renard. Two beautiful cartouches, the upper with mythological figures and the lower representing scenes from the world of shipping and commerce with a very affluent, fashionably dressed overseer looking on as plainly-dressed workers go about their tasks.

Louis Renard (1678-1746) was from a Huguenot family. He moved from France to the Netherlands and became a book dealer and publisher in Amsterdam in 1703. This chart is based on an earlier work of Frederick de Wit, from whom Renard purchased the plates. Issued with corrections based on van Keulen, and published in Renard's "Atlas de la Navigation et du Commerce" in 1715.

CREATOR: Renard, Louis

PUBLICATION DATE: 1715

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: England

BODY OF WATER: English Channel

CONDITION: Good.  Good margins. Solid. A few marginal tears with archival quality repairs from verso. Slight age toning toward the middle.

COLORING: None

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 22 " x 19 "

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PRICE: $1400


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