Large engraved seechart, measuring 46 x 89 cm. in original outline colouring. The chart showing the South-east coast of England from Sandwich to Clay. With inset view of The Thames between London and Greane Island. A fine impression on good thick paper with watermark: BYCOLUMBIER. Folded down the center.
The "Neptune Francois" was published in 1693, and its charts are larger and more lavishly decorated than those of any preceding book of its kind. This chart is without year, place and "par Ordre du Roi", pointing to a later issue, but issued from the original copperplate. It is also without "Imprimerie Royale" belonging to the imprints from 1792. Koeman IV,425:8.