logo

1813. The North Sea with The Kattegat from the Chart of Messrs. De Verdun, Borda and Pingre made Publice in 1777, By order of Louis XVI . . . 1796

  • The North Sea with The Kattegat from the Chart of Messrs. De Verdun, Borda and Pingre made Publice in 1777, By order of Louis XVI . . . 1796

The North Sea with The Kattegat from the Chart of Messrs. De Verdun, Borda and Pingre made Publice in 1777, By order of Louis XVI . . . 1796 information:

Year of creation: 
Resolution size (pixels): 
 2418x2613 px
Disk Size: 
 1.92324MiB
Number of pages: 
 1
Place: 
 London
Author: 

Print information. Print size (Width x height in inches):
Printing at 72 dpi 
  33.58 х 36.29
Printing at 150 dpi 
 16.12 х 17.42
Printing at 300 dpi 
 8.06 х 8.71

An example of detailing the file of this map of in a printable high-resolution:

Click to open in high resolution (open in new tab).
Attention! this is just the central piece (central area 960x960 px) of the map file!
This is an example, so that you can see and study the level of detail of a given map. The entire Map will be fully available after payment!

The North Sea with The Kattegat from the Chart of Messrs. De Verdun, Borda and Pingre made Publice in 1777, By order of Louis XVI . . . 1796

Striking and highly detailed sea chart of the North Sea from the Straits of Dover to the Shetlands and North Bergen in Norway, and east through the Kattegat to Copenhagen.

Highly detailed sea chart, with extensive tables and annotations. Shows soundings, banks, shoals, towns, islands, harbors, bays and other sailing details, with annotations.

William Faden (1749-1836) was the most prominent London mapmaker and publisher of the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries. His father, William Mackfaden, was a printer who dropped the first part of his last name due to the Jacobite rising of 1745. 

Apprenticed to an engraver in the Clothworkers' Company, he was made free of the Company in August of 1771. He entered into a partnership with the family of Thomas Jeffreys, a prolific and well-respected mapmaker who had recently died in 1771. This partnership lasted until 1776. 

Also in 1776, Faden joined the Society of Civil Engineers, which later changed its name to the Smeatonian Society of Civil Engineers. The Smeatonians operated as an elite, yet practical, dining club and his membership led Faden to several engineering publications, including canal plans and plans of other new engineering projects.

Faden's star rose during the American Revolution, when he produced popular maps and atlases focused on the American colonies and the battles that raged within them. In 1783, just as the war ended, Faden inherited his father's estate, allowing him to fully control his business and expand it; in the same year he gained the title "Geographer in Ordinary to his Majesty."

Faden also commanded a large stock of British county maps, which made him attractive as a partner to the Ordnance Survey; he published the first Ordnance map in 1801, a map of Kent. The Admiralty also admired his work and acquired some of his plates which were re-issued as official naval charts.

Faden was renowned for his ingenuity as well as his business acumen. In 1796 he was awarded a gold medal by the Society of Arts. With his brother-in-law, the astronomer and painter John Russell, he created the first extant lunar globe.

After retiring in 1823 the lucrative business passed to James Wyld, a former apprentice. He died in Shepperton in 1826, leaving a large estate. 

 


Special conditions for students!

If you are a student, write to us in telegram: @antiquemaps and indicate what material you need and for what work you need a map in high detail. We are ready to provide material on special terms. For students only!

Item information:

Year of creation:
Size:
2418x2613 px
Disk:
1.92324MiB
Number of pages:
1
Place:
London
Author:
William Faden.
$14.99

Related item