CARTE PARTICULIERE DES COSTES DE BRETAGNE DEPUIS LE CAP DE FREHEL, JUSQUES A PERROS, & L'ISLE TOME.

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Carte Particuliere des Costes de Bretagne Depuis le Cap de Frehel, Jusques a Perros, & l'Isle Tome.

Engraving, c.1700.
Image size 21 3/4 x 31 3/8" (55.3 x 79.5 cm) plus margins.
Good condition save for some splitting along lower centerfold. Some small areas of paper loss along horizontal fold. Fine original hand coloring with gold leaf highlights (gold dot's on cities).
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 93515
Price: $295.00
Publisher : Published by Alexis-Hubert Jaillot, Paris.
This map depicts part of the northwestern coastline of France, in the region of Brittany extending from Cap Frehel west to the Perros-Guirec commune, including the island of Tome. 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. Highly detailed lines and soundings 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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