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Gorgeous example of Romain De Hooghe's regional chart of the Dutch, Belgian and northern French Coastlines, along with part of the English Channel and the southwest coast of England. Includes large views of Caliais and Dunquerque and a remarkable cartouche. The chart is richly embellished with rhumblines, compass roses, sailing ships, decorative cartouches and other embellishments. De Hooghe was a famous Dutch Artist, employed by King William III. This is one of a group of 9 charts which he executed and were published by Mortier and which are widely regarded as the most decorative sea charts of the 17th Century.