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Description:This very large finely engraved highly detailed original antique map a sea chart of the west coast of Sumatra - with inset maps of 5 different harbour points - was engraved in 1837 - the date is engraved in the title - and was published by The French Admiralty - Depot General de la Marine. At the time of publication Baron Duperre was head of the French Admiralty. This sea chart would have been one of the actual charts used by the French navy during the many voyages of discovery launched by the French in the 18th & 19th centuries. The Depot General de la Marine was the highly regarded cartography arm of the French Admiralty formed in 1720. (Ref: M&B; Tooley)
General Description: Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy & stable Paper color: - White Age of map color: - Colors used: - General color appearance: - Paper size: - 38in x 26 1/2in (330mm x 255mm) Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)
Imperfections: Margins: - None Plate area: - None Verso: - None