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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
France. Depot-general de la Marine; Spain. Marina
Date:
1823
Short Title:
Cote du Mexique.
Publisher:
Depot de la Marine
Paris
Type:
Atlas Map; Chart Map
Obj Height cm:
59
Obj Width cm:
89
Scale 1:
3,000,000
Note:
Engraved map. Relief shown hachures; soundings in "brasses francaises." Covers coast from San Blas, Mexico to Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica. Insets: Vue de C. Corrientes -- Vue du Volcan de Colima -- Vue des Mamelles de Coyuca -- Vue de Volcans de Guatemala -- Vue du Volcan de Viejo. Shows tracks of the corvettes Descubierta et Atrevida in 1791. "No. 326, 2." Logo of the Depot in lower left corner. Prime meridian: Paris.
Reference:
Cf. Kapp, K.S. Central America early maps up to 1860, 92 (1822 Madrid ed., in Spanish).
World Area:
Central America
Country:
Mexico
Full Title:
Carte reduite de la cote du Mexique sur la Mer du Sud. Depuis le Golfe Dulce jusqu'au Cap Corrientes. D'apres les nouvelles cartes Espagnoles. Publiee par ordre du Roi. Sous le Ministere de Son Excellence M. le Marquis Clermont-Tonnerre, Pair de France, Secretaire d'Etat au Departement de la Marine et des Colonies. Au Depot-general de la Marine en 1823. Grave par Vicq. Ecrit par Besancon.
List No:
0233.013
Page No:
(10b)
Series No:
16
Engraver or Printer:
Besancon; Vicq, engraver.
Publication Author:
France. Depot-general de la Marine
Pub Date:
1828
Pub Title:
Neptune des cotes occidentales d'Amerique sur le Grand Ocean.
Pub Reference:
Cf. National Maritime Museum. Catalogue, 256.
Pub Note:
This volume 7 of Neptune Francois forms an extensive atlas of charts of the western coasts of North and South America, with most charts dated or updated to the 1820's. 25 charts are listed in the index, yet 36 charts are present here. This copy is from the library of the Duc d'Orleans. This issue must be later than the NMM 256, since it has 10 extra charts dated from 1823 to 1828; the latest date in NMM256 is 1822. The eight Vancouver charts appear to be original issues or restrikes from the original plates; the La Perouse charts are absolutely restrikes on newer paper, with the Mappe Monde updated in Australia to show the coastal discoveries in the south. The progression of engraving style from the La Perouse to the 1828 charts is most interesting. The charts of Mexico and South America are largely copies of the Spanish Marine charts issued in the early 1800s showing the Malaspina Expedition tracks (see W. Heckrotte's copy of the Spanish charts). Bound in full red leather covers with decorative gold border and the same titles as above stamped on the spine.
Pub List No:
0233.000
Pub Type:
Chart Atlas
Pub Maps:
35
Pub Height cm:
68
Pub Width cm:
52
Image No:
0233013
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 2005
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