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    Sale 12259

    Ex Libris Jean R. Perrette: Important Travel, Exploration & Cartography

    5 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 91

    JEFFERYS, Thomas. A Chart of the British Channel, extending from Dover to the Isles of Scilly on the English Coast, and from Cape Gris-Nez to the Isle of Ouessant on the French Coast; To which are added a Part of the German Sea. London: Robert Sayer and John Bennert, 20 February 1775.

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    JEFFERYS, Thomas. A Chart of the British Channel, extending from Dover to the Isles of Scilly on the English Coast, and from Cape Gris-Nez to the Isle of Ouessant on the French Coast; To which are added a Part of the German Sea. London: Robert Sayer and John Bennert, 20 February 1775.

    Hand-colored engraved map, dissected into 72 sections and mounted on linen in three panels, overall approximately 992 x 2130 mm. Contemporary morocco pull-off case, gilt-lettered “Carte de La Manche.”

    A superb wall map of the British Channel. Scarce early impression: according to the online databases, only copies of the 1794 reissue by Laurie & Whittle have appeared at auction in the last 50 years.


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