5 April 2016
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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