Antique Print-SEA CHART-TANGIER-MOROCCO-GIBRALTAR STRAIT-Depot de la Marine-1857

Price: € 232,50

Subject: Antique print, titled: ''Detroit de Gibraltar Cote d''Afrique Tanger et ses Atterrages […].'' - A coastal map of North Africa, the region around Tangier in the Strait of Gibraltar, North-West Morocco. Detailed depiction of coastal geographical features and depth soundings.
Condition: Good, given age. Original middle fold, as issued. Small (damp)stains left and right of the middle fold, in the top edge of the image. Some scattered foxing in the margins. Offsetting where the print was folded on itself. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Medium: Engraving on hand laid paper.
Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 104 x 67.2 cm. The image size is ca. 91.2 x 62 cm.
Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 40.9 x 26.5 inch. The image size is ca. 35.9 x 24.4 inch.
Part Number: 64364
Location: GK-153
Description: Published by the Depot de le Marine, 1857, based on the maps made in 1854 and 1855 by Vincendon-Dumoulin et al. Lettering by V. Carre.

Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Chassant' after 'Depot de la Marine'. Depot des Cartes et Plans de la Marine (1720 - present), often called the Depot de Marine, was a French hydrographic mapping organization founded in 1720. Much like the U.S. Coast Survey, the British Admiralty, and the Spanish Deposito Hydrografico, the Depot was initiated as a storehouse and distribution center of existing nautical and marine charts. Eventually the Depot initiated its on mapping activities in an attempt to improve and expand upon existing material. Some of the well known hydrograhers / cartographers in the development of Depot were Jacques Nicholas Bellin and Riobert Bonne.