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Description: This very large, beautifully hand coloured original 1st edition antique map of English Channel - or La Manche as it is known in French - by Alexis Hubert Jaillot, after Nicolas Sanson - was engraved in 1692 - the date is engraved in the title - and was published in the 1693 edition of Le Neptune Francois.
A beautiful scarce sea chart showing the English Channel, with the coastline of France from La Baie de Douarnenez to Dunkerque, and the coastline of England from Stroble head to Manning Tree.
General Description: Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable Paper color: - off white Age of map color: - Original Colors used: - Yellow, green, red, brown. General color appearance: - Authentic and fresh Paper size: - 38in x 25in (960m x 635mm) Plate size: - 32 1/2in x 23 1/2in (825mm x 5955mm) Margins: - Min 1in (25mm)
Imperfections: Margins: - None Plate area: - None Verso: - None