Robiquet, Aime

1850

Antique Chart of the Bristol Channel in England

Angleterre. Le Canal de Bristol d'Apres les Travaux des Lieuts. Denham et G. Robison de la Marine Royale de Angleterre par ROBIQUET, Hydrographe … Paris 1850.

DESCRIPTION: Antique French hydrographic chart of southwest Wales and England surrounding the Bristol Channel. Coverage extends from Stackpole clockwise past Swansea, Barry, Cardiff, to Bristol, and moving south-westward to Portishead, Burnham, Bridgewater, Watchet, Minehead, Ilfracomb, Barnstaple, terminating at Kilkhampton. This is a privately published chart by Aime Robiquet, a French Hydrographer, but based on work by Denham and Robinson for an earlier British Admiralty chart. Inset at upper right contains numerous profile coastal views. Interesting small oval blindstamp by Robiquet at bottom right margin.

Numerous soundings, aids to navigation, compass course notations, current flows, and navigational hazards are noted.

This large nautical chart was published by Robiquet in the 'Atlas Hydrographique, one of 75 charts published in that atlas from in 1856. Rue Pavée Saint-André des Artes No. 2, Paris, France. Printed by Mangean, rue St Jacques. Price when issued was four francs. Number 9.

CREATOR: Robiquet, Aime

PUBLICATION DATE: 1850

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: England

BODY OF WATER: Bristol Channel

CONDITION: Good.  Small hole in right margin outside the neatline. Loss at bottom margin outside the neatline. Slight age-toning but otherwise strong and attractive.

COLORING: None

ENGRAVER: Unknown

SIZE: 38 " x 26 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 

PRICE: $350


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