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 West Indies 

Dépôt des Cartes et Plans de la Marine. [An 18th century sea chart of Santo Domingo]
Carte Réduite des débouquements de St. Domingue... Paris: Dépôt des Cartes et Plans de la Marine, 1787. Coloured. 600 x 930mm.
A double-page sea-chart with rhumb lines, showing the northern coastline of Santo Domingo, featuring the Turks and Caicos Islands, the Lower Bahamas, eastern parts of Cuba and Jamaica, and the western end of Puerto Rico
[Ref: 17863]    £625.00 ($875 • €708 rates)

 Pacific and Australasia 

Dépôt des Cartes et Plans de la Marine. [A pre-Cook chart of the South Pacific]
Carte Reduite Des Mers Comprises Entre l'Asie et l'Amerique Apelées par les Navigateurs. Mer du Sud ou Mer Pacificque.. Paris, 1742-56. Coloured. 590 x 830mm.
A large and detailed chart of the South Pacific, originally published in 1742 but here updated to 1756. Published nearly 15 years before Cook's first circumnavigation, it only shows partial coastlines for Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand. It also omits Hawaii, discovered by Cook in 1778, during his Third and last voyage around the world. The chart is decorated with a fine rococo cartouche.
[Ref: 16921]    £1,850.00 ($2,590 • €2,096 rates)


Dépôt de la Marine. [A folding travel set of sea charts owned by one of Napoleon's Generals]
Carte des Côtes d'Angleterre. Paris, Dépôt des Cartes et Plans de la Marine, c.1798. 17 charts, dissected and laid down on ochre linen as issued, average size 600 x 950mm, in two original red morocco gilt boxes. Each chart with a manuscript title tab (written by Reille?) and the baron's name stamped in ink. Channel chart with minor loss on a fold; canvas worn on another chart.
A fine collection of maps of the coastline of the British Isles, dissected and laid down onto linen as issued by the Dépôt de la Marine and contained in two custom-made, red morocco cases. These maps were all first individually issued between 1757 and 1798 but the present collection is certainly a special commission from the Dépôt de la Marine, as each chart bears the bookplate of Baron Honoré-Charles-Michel-Joseph Reille. Reille (1775-1860) was an extremely important figure in Napoleon Bonaparte's army: he was Commander of the Army of Portugal at Vitoria during the Peninsula War, and commanded the II Corp (25,000 men) at Waterloo. He was later made a Maréchal of France and is buried in Pére Lachaise cemetery in Paris in the tomb of his father-in-law, Maréchal Messéna. The date of this collection coincides with the peak of Napoleon's determination to invade Great Britain, the only power standing between France and total European domination. However, having massed 180,000 troops at Boulogne in order to invade, the British victory at Cape St Vincent in 1797 proved to Napoleon that his navy was not strong enough for the attempt. The two boxed sets comprise the following maps: (Carte Des Côtes D'Angleterre 1) Carte Reduite des Isles Britanniques, Prémiere feuille, partie Meridionale de L'Angleterre Carte Reduite des Isles Britanniques, Seconde feuille, partie Septentrionale de L'Angleterre Carte Reduite des Isles Britanniques, Troisiéme feuille, partie Meridionale de L'Ecosse (1757) Carte Reduite des Isles Britanniques, Quatriéme feuille, partie Septentrionale de L'Ecosse (1757) Carte Particuliére des Costes Occidentales d'Irlande Carte Générale des Costes d'Iralnde et des Costes Occidentales d'Angleterre avec un Partie de celles d'Ecosse Carte des Entrées de La Tamise (Bellin 1759) Carte Reduite de La Manche (L'an VII de la Republique) Carte Reduite des Costes de Flandre et de Hollande (1763) (Carte Des Côtes D'Angleterre 2) Carte Reduite de L'Isle de Wight et Costes Voisines depuis Selsey Jusqu'a La Pointe Peverel (1762) Carte Particuliere du Canal de Bristol (L'an VI de la Republique) Carte Reduite des Isles Britanniques, cinquiéme feuille, contenant L'Irlande Côte Orientale d'Angleterre, depuis South Foreland jusqu'a Lowestoft comprenant les entrées de la Tamise Côte Orientale d'Angleterre, depuis Lowestoft et jusques L'Humber (L'an VI de la Republique) Carte Reduite de la rade des dunes avec une partie des entrées de la Tamise (1757) Carte Particuliere de la Mer d'Irlande appellée communement Canal St Georges (L'an VI de la Republique) Carte Reduite de l'entrée de la Mer d'Irlande et du Canal de Bristol
[Ref: 10323]    £3,750.00 ($5,250 • €4,249 rates)

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