Gorgeous example of Romain De Hooghe's regional chart of Normandy, northern Bretagne and the Channel Islands.
Includes large views of Granville and Mont Michelle, plans of Havre de Grace and Cherbourg and a gorgeous coastal view, with mythical mermaids and mermen off shore. 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.