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Carte Maritime De L'Angleterre Depuis Les Sorlingue ... Portland
R.De Hooghe / P.Mortier - Amsterdam - - 94 x 58 - Original colour - This superb chart of the western English channel shows Cornwall, Devon and most of Dorset. It was created by one of Amsterdam's foremost artists / engravers, Romeyn De Hooghe. The chart appeared in the "Atlas Maritime" published by Mortier and is dedicated to William Bentinck, the Dutch statesman and ally of William III who had become 1st Duke of Portland - appropriately a view of Portland is also shown. The chart's bold but elegant engraving displays a wealth of decorative features. The Portland View and Bentinck's arms in the lower right corner are accompanied by numerous figures and the inset of the Isles of Scilly is similarly decorated. In the upper right corner are views of Land's End and Truro. Additional decoration by means of sailing ships and compass roses is also provided. The "Atlas Maritime" and this work from it reflect De Hooghe's support for William of Orange at this time while De Hooghe himself was in the service of William III. A magnificent and rare chart. A little light offsetting. Protective left and right margins added.
      [Bookseller: Jonathan Potter Limited]
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