Antique Charts of The British Isles

3rd Chart of the Coast of France including the British Channel.



Origin: London, c.1750.

A chart by Thomas Jefferys showing the physical make up of the English Channel, from the Scilly Isles to Orford Ness.

Condition: Coloured, possibly old; age-toning to the margins due to framing in the past, minor soiling, otherwise a fair to good example.

Size: 220 x 305mm (8¾ x 12 inches).

Reference: 11112

Price: £98

A Chart of the Sands and Channels from the Nore to Margate Road.



Origin: London, Laurie & Whittle, 1794.

A chart of the Eastern Approaches to the Thames, showing sands and navigable channels. Details include bouys, soundings in fathoms and sailing directions. Shows the Isle of Sheppey - Whitstable Street - Margate and then on to North Foreland.

Condition: Uncoloured; very minor print offsetting and light age-toning, otherwise very good.

Size: 450 x 610mm (17¾ x 24 inches).

Reference: 4690

Price: £195

A Correct Chart of the English Channell & C.



Origin: [London, London Magazine, c.1760.]

The English Channel, shows the Isles of Scily up to Harwich, also shows the Channel Isles.

Condition: Uncoloured; light age-toning, otherwise good.

Size: 110 x 195mm (4¼ x 7¾ inches).

Reference: 9284

Price: £45

Carte Physique et Profil du Canal de la Manche et d'une partie de la Mer du Nord...…


BUACHE, Philippe.

Origin: Paris, 1754.

An unusual chart of the English Channel and Northern France. Buache has attempted to deal with the physical aspect of the area, both on land and in the sea. Published in the 'Atlas Physique' and engraved by Desbruslins.

Condition: Original colour; light age toning to the edges of the margins, minor marginal spotting, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 255 x 320mm (10 x 12½ inches).

Reference: 11109

Price: £190

De Custe van Engelandt van Lezard tot Engelants eynde de Sorlinges en Canal van Bristou...…


COLOMB, Jacob Aertsz.

Origin: Amsterdam, c.1632.

A chart of the north coasts of Cornwall, Devon and Somerset with the Bristol Channel and South Wales. Inset chart of the Scilly Isles.

Condition: Uncoloured; light age-toning and minor water staining, some old ink manuscript annotations around the Minehead area, otherwise overall a very good example.

Size: 370 x 535mm (14½ x 21 inches).

Reference: 12803

Price: £450

Milford Haven - The Severn - Islands of Scilly.


[HALLEY, Edmund.].

Origin: London, c.1728.

Three charts on one sheet, half the sheet has a detailed chart of Milford Haven, with safe anchorage, leading marks and depths in fathoms, the other half shows two charts, one of the mouth of the River Avon and part of the River Severn and the other shows the Scilly Isles in some detail.

Condition: Uncoloured; some light waterstaining mainly to margins, some slightly thinner paper areas near centre, only visible when held up to the light, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 495 x 595mm (19½ x 23½ inches).

Reference: 11829

Price: £280

The British Channel.



Origin: Edinburgh, John Thomson, 1821.

A detailed chart of the English Channel. Published by John Thomson & Company in 'A New General Atlas'.

Condition: Original outline colour; light marginal soiling and age-toning to the edges of the paper, very light toning to centrefold due to guard paste, otherwise very good condition.

Size: 505 x 635mm (20 x 25 inches).

Reference: 11519

Price: £160

[No Title.] Engravings V & VI.


PINE , John.

Origin: London, 1739.

One of a series of engravings this one shows the Spanish Armada and English fleet in the English Channel. This double chart engraving shows on the left the Dorset and Devon coast from Dartmouth to just beyond Portland Bill and on the right, the Dorset and Hampshire coast from Portland Bill to Portsmouth, including the Isle of Wight. Highly decorative. To commemorate the defeat of the Spanish Armada a series of tapestries was commissioned, based on a series of printed maps after the manuscript maps by Robert Adams, published in 1588. The tapestries later came to hang in the House of Lords, where they were copied by Pine. The tapestries were destroyed in the great fire of 1834.

Condition: Coloured; very light age-toning and soiling to margins, diagonal printers crease to the left of centrefold, just into platemark, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 370 x 595mm (14½ x 23½ inches).

Reference: 15413

Price: £860