Dec 09 at 10:30 AM - Sale 2591 -

Sale 2591 - Lot 10

Estimate: $ 300 - $ 400
(AMERICAN ATLANTIC COAST.) Giovanni Brun; after Antoine Sartine. Carte Reduite des Cotes Orientales de L'Amerique Septentrionale Contenant Partie du Nouveau Jersey, le Pen-sylvanie, le Mary-land, la Virginie, la Caroline Septentrionale, la Caroline Meridionale et la Georgie. Large engraved chart of the North American eastern seaboard. 2 sheets joined, 24x34 1/2 inches overall; original vertical folds, right and upper left margins neatly replaced with expert facsimile reinstatement to a small part of the latitude scale. Rome, 1799

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Rare Italian imprint of this excellent chart first prepared by the Depot de la Marine in 1778 for use by the French navy during the Revolutionary War. Completely re-engraved by Giovanni Brun in Rome, the Italian eliminates recognition to both Sartine and the Depot de la Marine, however the nomenclature remains entirely in French. The geography follows the original extremely closely, showing great detail of the coast from Philadelphia to northern Florida, as well as excellent inland information west to the Appalachian Mountains.