Antique Print-SEA CHART-STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR-TARIFA-Vincendon-Dumoulin-1856

Price: € 224,50

Subject: Antique print, titled: ''Detroit de Gibraltar (Cote d''Espagne) Mouillages de Tarifa.'' - Detailed sea chart of the Strait of Gibraltar, with focus on Isla de Tarifa just off the coast of Tarifa. With detailed depth soundings.
Condition: Very good, given age. Ample margins. A few small tears in the margin edges (not affecting image). Some soiling in the margin edges and a few faint stains in the image area. Creasing in the lower margin. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Medium: Engraving on wove paper.
Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 67.3 x 52.9 cm. The image size is ca. 62 x 44.2 cm.
Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 26.5 x 20.8 inch. The image size is ca. 24.4 x 17.4 inch.
Part Number: 64389
Location: (PCO) Lade1-219 @PCO
Description: Published by the 'Depot des Cartes et Plans de la Marine', 1856. The lettering by V. Carre.

Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Chassant' after 'C.A. Vincendon-Dumoulin'. Chassant was a French engraver of marine charts, active around 1820-1860. Clement Adrien Vincendon-Dumoulin (1811-1858). 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.