This collection of maps and seascapes was produced during an expedition of an English squadron around the frigate Centurion 1740-1744, by Richard Walter, the Centurion’s chaplain. The set was published in 1749 in Amsterdam and Leipzig. The captions are bilingual Dutch/French throughout; French was the language of fashion in Germany at that time.
Most sheets feature one or several folds, which are in good condition, except for the Pacific Passage map, which has a tear along about one third of one of its vertical folds. Some other sheets have minor stains. The edges of most sheets are rather worn. Two of the large maps have been cut along the margin on one side. Overall average condition.
Item K276. 1.500EUR.