Carte Dressee Pour La Lecture Du Pilote
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A small and pretty map showing the coastline of Northumberland, with the Holy Island (of Lindisfarne) clearly marked, home to the 12th century Lindisfarne Priory, the epicentre of Christianity in Anglo Saxon times and once the home of St Oswald. The map was drawn by French cartographer Perrot as a frontispiece to James Fenimore Cooper's "The Pilot" - a story of the American John Paul Jones's raids on the English north-east coast. The author is best known for "The Last of The Mohicans" but this is an unusual and very attractive little map.
mapmakers: J. Fenimore Cooper A. M. Perrot
place and date of publication: Paris c. 1825
medium and colour: Copperplate, Original Colourref: 43665
size in mm: 170 by 136mm (6.75 by 5.25 inches).
Price: £ 140£ 84
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