CARTE PARTICULIERE DES COSTES DE BRETAGNE DEPUIS GRANVILLE JUSQUES AU CAP DE FREHEL...

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Carte Particuliere des Costes de Bretagne Depuis Granville jusques au Cap de Frehel...

Engraving, c.1700.
Image size 21 3/4 x 31 3/8" (55.3 x 79.5 cm) plus margins.
Good condition and color, save for repaired split along fold line.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 93514
Price: $350.00
Publisher : Published by Alexis-Hubert Jaillot, Paris.
This map depicts an area of the western coastline of France, in the region of Brittany extending from Granville west to Cap Frehel. The view is oriented from a point of view facing south from the English Channel. This sea chart includes extensive rhumb lines and a key describing the quality of the terrains along the coast. Islands and coastal settlements are labeled, including forts, ports, and villages. The most detailed section of the map is the area around the walled citadel city of Saint-Malo, where lines and soundings on the map could help direct ships around the many small islands and narrow inlets.

This map is from the French marine atlas ‘Le Neptune Francois’. The atlas was originally published by Alexis-Hubert Jaillot in 1693 in Paris, but was widely copied and pirated in later years, most notably by the Mortier brothers in Amsterdam. The lavishly produced atlas was one of the most important of its time, and was known for its beautiful charts of the European coasts.
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