Engraving on laid paper. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 102.5 x 68.3 cm. The image size is ca. 88.5 x 59.1 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 40.4 x 26.9 inch. The image size is ca. 34.8 x 23.3 inch.
Antique map, titled: ”Carte de l”Ocean Atlantique Meridional […].” – A sea chart of the southern Atlantic ocean. This shows South America and Africa (south of the Equator). Places along the coasts are named. Some depth soundings along the coasts. Published by the Depot de la Marine. These type of charts are scarse as they were actually used at sea for navigation.Artists and Engravers: Made by ‘Michel’ after ‘C.L. Gressier for the Depot de la Marine’. Engraved by Michel. Depot des Cartes et Plans de la Marine (1720 – present), often called the Depot de Marine, was a French hydrographic mapping organization founded in 1720. Much like the U.S. Coast Survey, the British Admiralty, and the Spanish Deposito Hydrografico, the Depot was initiated as a storehouse and distribution center of existing nautical and marine charts. Eventually the Depot initiated its on mapping activities in an attempt to improve and expand upon existing material. Some of the well known hydrograhers / cartographers in the development of Depot were Jacques Nicholas Bellin and Rigobert Bonne.
Condition: Good, given age. A dark stain in the right edge of the image and a few smaller stains in the image area. Some foxing and small stains in the margin corners and lower margin. A few small tears in the margins (not affecting image, partly restored). General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: ANTIQUE MAP-ATLANTIC-CHART-AFRICA-SOUTH AMERICA-DEPOT DE LA MARINE