SARTINE, Antoine de (1729-1801)
[East Coast of North America...] Carte réduite des côtes orientale de l'Amérique Septentrionale contenant partie du Nouveau Jersey, la Pen-sylvanie, le Mary-land, la Virginie, la Caroline Septentrionale, la Caroline Méridionale et la Georgie...
Paris: Depot Generale de la Marine, 1778 [but circa 1800]. Engraved map, on two sheets joined, early linen-backing. Sheet size: 25 1/2 x 36 inches.
Revolutionary war map of the American coast from Delaware Bay to northern Florida.
This Revolutionary War chart was issued by the Depot de la Marine specifically for the use of French vessels and was published at the time of France's entry into the war. Unlike most nautical charts, the map includes very good inland detail. Cities, towns and forts are identified, rivers are named and elevation is shown via hachuring. In keeping with its principal use, however, ports along the coasts are identified and soundings are given. Dated 1778, the map was first issued in the 1780 edition of the Neptune Americo-Septentrional; this copy from a circa 1800 edition, with "RF" (i.e. Republique Francaise) added to the seal of the Depot de la Marine.