1693 Carte de la Mer de Dannemark et des Entrees dans la Mer Baltique...
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Carte de la Mer de Dannemark et des Entrees dans la Mer Baltique Contenant les Bancs, Passes,Isles et Costes comprises depuis…
By: Alexis-Hubert Jaillot
Date: 1693 (published) Paris
Dimensions: 23.75 x 35 inches (60.33 x 89 cm)
This magnificent, important sea chart is the work of French statesman Alexis-Hubert Jaillot. It is from the first edition of a French sea atlas entitled Neptune François, the first French atlas dedicated entirely to the its navy. Initiated by Jean-Baptist Colbert, the Minister and Secretary of State for the Navy for Louis XIV, this chart and other works from the atlas were widely copied and reissued for more than a century.
Oriented east, the chart shows the straits of Skagerrak and Kattegatt separating Sweden, Norway and Denmark, and part of the Baltic Sea between Nordenham and Rostock in Germany. Denmark is depicted in its entirety, and regions of the coasts of Norway, Sweden and Germany are included, with port cities named.
The surrounding seas are highly detailed with depth soundings, shoals and sandbanks all denoted. Rhumb lines radiate from the compasses and from other points throughout the chart. Three distance scales are shown, and two legends which identify coastal and shallow water are featured. Ornamental compass roses include one on the left of the map, and a half one at the lower center of the map.
Condition: This sea chart is in A- condition. Cut close to the neat line on both sides and narrow margins on top and bottom. Wrinkles at top center and to right of center at bottom. Beautiful heavy paper. Outline hand coloring.