Rare 18th Century harbor plan of the A Coruña Bay on the Galician Coastline of Spain.
The map was prepared under the direction of the French Depot de la Marine, showing soundings, coastal features, towns, anchorages, the primary channel through A Coruña Bay from A Coruña to Ferol, the fortified harbors and other details.
The map is very rare on the market, this being the second example we have offered for sale in over 20 years.
Jean-Claude Dezauche (fl. 1780-1838) was a French map publisher. Initially, his work focused on engraving music, but he later turned primarily to cartography. His is best known for editing and reissuing the maps of Guilluame De L’Isle and Philippe Buache, two of the most skilled mapmakers of the eighteenth century. He acquired the plates of these two men’s work in 1780 from Buache’s heir, Jean-Nicolas Buache. Dezauche's business received a further boon when he received a privilege to sell the charts of the Dépôt de la Marine. His business was carried on by his son, Jean-Andre Dezauche.