Rare chart of Guernsey, Sark and Herm
By DOBREE, Nicholas , 1823

A New Chart of the Island of Guernsey...

British Isles Islands
  • Author: DOBREE, Nicholas
  • Publication place: London
  • Publisher: London, Robert Laurie and James Whittle, [but Richard Holmes Laurie
  • Publication date: c1823].
  • Physical description: Double-page engraved chart, with contemporary hand-colour in full.
  • Dimensions: 505 by 705mm. (20 by 27.75 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 17501


Unrecorded state, with the original date of publication erased, of one of the most detailed charts of Guernsey published in the eighteenth century.

This scarce chart of Guernsey, Sark and Herm, was printed from a new plate, copied from Dobree’s original of 1746. The title cartouche contains a small vignette prospect of Castle Cornet.

Nicolas Dobree (1678 – 1751)

On the island of Guernsey, there is a memorial to the Dobree family, including this eulogy “To the Memory of Monsieur Nicolas Dobrée Who filled with great Objects of Religion and sincere Piety, was a good Husband, a good Father, a good Master, faithful & generous Friends. This zealous Citizen gave his care to the safety of Navigation, to the Perfection of the Port, and to the Erection & Establishment of the Hospital of this City, of which he was until his death the main support. Abundant in Charity & contributing with all his power to the happiness of his Fatherland, he looked at Heaven as the one to which he should aspire; by adjoining, with a humble confidence of the Divine goodness a happy Imortality He died on the 18th of November 1751 Aged 73 Years”.