Plan du Port de Chequetan (..) - Anson (c.1750)

  • Technic: Copperplate engraving / etching with hand colouring on hand laid (verge) paper.
  • Condition: Good, given age. A few minor spots. Original folds as issued. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
  • Date: 1750
  • Overall size: 16,5 x 10,7 inch
  • Image size: 14,4 x 7,9 inch

€ 199,50($ 234.79 / £ 182.16)

Description: Antique map, titled: 'Plan du Port de Chequetan (…).' - Map of the port of Chequetan or Seguatana, Mexico, Central America. Showing the area of present-day Zihuatanejo, Mexico, from a Dutch edition of Anson's Voyage Around the World. In the water, soundings are included along with markings indicating rocks and notes indicating variants in the texture of the seafloor, such as coarse sand and seashells (Gros sable et Coquillages). The topography and vegetation of the land is shown in detailed illustration. A compass rose orients the map to the northeast.

Source unknown, to be determined.

Artists and Engravers: Made by 'George Anson' after an anonymous artist. George Anson, 1st Baron Anson PC, FRS, RN (1697 -1762) was a British admiral and a wealthy aristocrat, noted for his circumnavigation of the globe and his role overseeing the Royal Navy during the Seven Years' War.