Antique Charts of The British Isles

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

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JEFFERYS, Thomas.

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.

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GROSVENOR, James.

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 Chart showing the several Places of Action between the English and Spanish Fleets, with the Places where several of the Spanish Ships were destroyed in their return to Spain, North of the British Islands.

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PINE , John.

Origin: London, 1739.

A total of 10 engraved charts, were drawn by Robert Adams and engraved by Augustine Ryther for the book 'Expeditionis Hispanorum in Angliam vera descritio, Anno Do MDLXXXVIII', published, London 1590. In 1591, to commemorate the defeat of the Spanish Armada, Lord Howard of Effingham commissioned the Dutch marine painter Hendrik Cornelisz Vroom to design ten scenes of the Spanish Armada to be made into tapestry wall-hangings by François Spierinck of Delft. The tapestries were purchased by James I in 1616 and later came to hang in the House of Lords, where they were copied by John Pine (1690-1756). The tapestries were destroyed in the great fire of 1834. These later highly decorative engravings were drawn by Hubert-François Gravelot and engraved and published by John Pine in 1739. It is lucky that Pine worried that "'Time, or Accident, or moths may deface these valuable shadows" This highly decorative map of the British Isles plots the course of the Spanish Armada and English Fleet, showing the various skirmishes, including the location of storms to the north of Ireland that destroyed much of the fleet. The chart is surrounded by an allegorical representation of the scheming forces of the Spanish King and the powers of the Pope being demolished by thunder and lightning hurled by the superior figures of Protestant England.

Condition: Coloured; very light age-toning and soiling to margins, has at some stage been mounted, old tape on verso, otherwise overall a fine example.

Size: 375 x 600mm (14¾ x 23½ inches).

Reference: 15543

Price: £2100

A Correct Chart of the English Channell & C.

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GIBSON, John.

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...…

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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...…

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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

Manica Gallis La Manche et Belgis Het Canaal pars Oceani.

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VISSCHER, Nicolas.

Origin: Amsterdam, c.1657.

A highly decorative chart of the English Channel, shows Southern England and Northern France. Decorative figured cartouche bottom right.

Condition: Original colour; light age-toning, slightly darker in the margins due to framing in the past, tape on verso from a previous frame, light soiling due to inking of the plate, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 475 x 565mm (18¾ x 22¼ inches).

Reference: 11110

Price: £360

Milford Haven - The Severn - Islands of Scilly.

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[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.

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THOMSON & CO, John.

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 I & II.

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PINE , John.

Origin: London, 1739.

A total of 10 engraved charts, were drawn by Robert Adams and engraved by Augustine Ryther for the book 'Expeditionis Hispanorum in Angliam vera descritio, Anno Do MDLXXXVIII', published, London 1590. In 1591, to commemorate the defeat of the Spanish Armada, Lord Howard of Effingham commissioned the Dutch marine painter Hendrik Cornelisz Vroom to design ten scenes of the Spanish Armada to be made into tapestry wall-hangings by François Spierinck of Delft. The tapestries were purchased by James I in 1616 and later came to hang in the House of Lords, where they were copied by John Pine (1690-1756). The tapestries were destroyed in the great fire of 1834. These later highly decorative engravings were drawn by Hubert-François Gravelot and engraved and published by John Pine in 1739. It is lucky that Pine worried that "'Time, or Accident, or moths may deface these valuable shadows" This sheet covers the coast of Cornwall and Devon, from Lands End to Start Point and then Dodman Point to Shotstone Point. The charts show wind-heads blowing from the SW and the flight of the Spanish Fleet, with the English Fleet in pursuit.

Condition: Coloured; very light age-toning and soiling to margins, has at some stage been mounted, signs of old tape on verso and corners, otherwise overall a fine example.

Size: 375 x 600mm (14¾ x 23½ inches).

Reference: 15539

Price: £950

[No Title.] Engravings III & IV.

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PINE , John.

Origin: London, 1739.

A total of 10 engraved charts, were drawn by Robert Adams and engraved by Augustine Ryther for the book 'Expeditionis Hispanorum in Angliam vera descritio, Anno Do MDLXXXVIII', published, London 1590. In 1591, to commemorate the defeat of the Spanish Armada, Lord Howard of Effingham commissioned the Dutch marine painter Hendrik Cornelisz Vroom to design ten scenes of the Spanish Armada to be made into tapestry wall-hangings by François Spierinck of Delft. The tapestries were purchased by James I in 1616 and later came to hang in the House of Lords, where they were copied by John Pine (1690-1756). The tapestries were destroyed in the great fire of 1834. These later highly decorative engravings were drawn by Hubert-François Gravelot and engraved and published by John Pine in 1739. It is lucky that Pine worried that "'Time, or Accident, or moths may deface these valuable shadows" Both charts cover the coast of part of Cornwall from Dodman Point to Maidencombe in Devon. The charts show wind-heads blowing from the SW and the flight of the Spanish Fleet, with the English Fleet in pursuit. The left chart shows the engagement between the two fleets off Looe.

Condition: Coloured; very light age-toning and soiling to margins, has at some stage been mounted, signs of old tape on verso and corners, otherwise overall a fine example.

Size: 375 x 600mm (14¾ x 23½ inches).

Reference: 15542

Price: £780

[No Title.] Engravings IX & X.

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PINE , John.

Origin: London, 1739.

A total of 10 engraved charts, were drawn by Robert Adams and engraved by Augustine Ryther for the book 'Expeditionis Hispanorum in Angliam vera descritio, Anno Do MDLXXXVIII', published, London 1590. In 1591, to commemorate the defeat of the Spanish Armada, Lord Howard of Effingham commissioned the Dutch marine painter Hendrik Cornelisz Vroom to design ten scenes of the Spanish Armada to be made into tapestry wall-hangings by François Spierinck of Delft. The tapestries were purchased by James I in 1616 and later came to hang in the House of Lords, where they were copied by John Pine (1690-1756). The tapestries were destroyed in the great fire of 1834. These later highly decorative engravings were drawn by Hubert-François Gravelot and engraved and published by John Pine in 1739. It is lucky that Pine worried that "'Time, or Accident, or moths may deface these valuable shadows". This double chart engraving shows; the coastline of Kent from Dover to Sandwich and on the other side of the Channel, the coast from Blacknerse to Gravelines. The left chart showing a wind-head blowing from the SW and the flight of the Spanish Fleet, with the English Fleet in pursuit.

Condition: Coloured; very light age-toning and soiling to margins, has at some stage been mounted, signs of old tape on verso and corners, otherwise overall a fine example.

Size: 375 x 600mm (14¾ x 23½ inches).

Reference: 15538

Price: £650

[No Title.] Engravings V & VI.

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PINE , John.

Origin: London, 1739.

A total of 10 engraved charts, were drawn by Robert Adams and engraved by Augustine Ryther for the book 'Expeditionis Hispanorum in Angliam vera descritio, Anno Do MDLXXXVIII', published, London 1590. In 1591, to commemorate the defeat of the Spanish Armada, Lord Howard of Effingham commissioned the Dutch marine painter Hendrik Cornelisz Vroom to design ten scenes of the Spanish Armada to be made into tapestry wall-hangings by François Spierinck of Delft. The tapestries were purchased by James I in 1616 and later came to hang in the House of Lords, where they were copied by John Pine (1690-1756). The tapestries were destroyed in the great fire of 1834. These later highly decorative engravings were drawn by Hubert-François Gravelot and engraved and published by John Pine in 1739. It is lucky that Pine worried that "'Time, or Accident, or moths may deface these valuable shadows". The charts show the formation and course of 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.

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: £780

[No Title.] Engravings V & VI.

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PINE , John.

Origin: London, 1739.

A total of 10 engraved charts, were drawn by Robert Adams and engraved by Augustine Ryther for the book 'Expeditionis Hispanorum in Angliam vera descritio, Anno Do MDLXXXVIII', published, London 1590. In 1591, to commemorate the defeat of the Spanish Armada, Lord Howard of Effingham commissioned the Dutch marine painter Hendrik Cornelisz Vroom to design ten scenes of the Spanish Armada to be made into tapestry wall-hangings by François Spierinck of Delft. The tapestries were purchased by James I in 1616 and later came to hang in the House of Lords, where they were copied by John Pine (1690-1756). The tapestries were destroyed in the great fire of 1834. These later highly decorative engravings were drawn by Hubert-François Gravelot and engraved and published by John Pine in 1739. It is lucky that Pine worried that "'Time, or Accident, or moths may deface these valuable shadows" This sheet covers the coast of Devon, and Dorset from Dartmouth to West Lulworth and Dorset and Hampshire from Portland Bill to Portsmouth. The charts show wind-heads blowing from the SW and the flight of the Spanish Fleet, with the English Fleet in pursuit. The right hand chart shows engagement between the fleets off Portland Bill.

Condition: Coloured; very light age-toning and soiling to margins, has at some stage been mounted, signs of old tape on verso and corners, otherwise overall a fine example.

Size: 375 x 600mm (14¾ x 23½ inches).

Reference: 15541

Price: £780

[No Title.] Engravings VII & VIII.

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PINE , John.

Origin: London, 1739.

A total of 10 engraved charts, were drawn by Robert Adams and engraved by Augustine Ryther for the book 'Expeditionis Hispanorum in Angliam vera descritio, Anno Do MDLXXXVIII', published, London 1590. In 1591, to commemorate the defeat of the Spanish Armada, Lord Howard of Effingham commissioned the Dutch marine painter Hendrik Cornelisz Vroom to design ten scenes of the Spanish Armada to be made into tapestry wall-hangings by François Spierinck of Delft. The tapestries were purchased by James I in 1616 and later came to hang in the House of Lords, where they were copied by John Pine (1690-1756). The tapestries were destroyed in the great fire of 1834. These later highly decorative engravings were drawn by Hubert-François Gravelot and engraved and published by John Pine in 1739. It is lucky that Pine worried that "'Time, or Accident, or moths may deface these valuable shadows" This sheet covers the coast of Dorset and Hampshire from Portland Bill to Portsmouth and from Portsmouth to Sandwich. The charts show wind-heads blowing from the SW and the flight of the Spanish Fleet, with the English Fleet in pursuit. The left chart, off the Isle of Wight, shows engagement between the two fleets.

Condition: Coloured; very light age-toning and soiling to margins, has at some stage been mounted, signs of old tape on verso and corners, otherwise overall a fine example.

Size: 375 x 600mm (14¾ x 23½ inches).

Reference: 15540

Price: £780