I was there (and so was I!)

Embelished with 38 inset maps and views of the Mediterranean’s major ports, this early edition of a circa-1694 maritime chart by Romeyn De Hooghe almost guarantees conversation. Who hasn’t been at least somewhere recognizable on one or more of its three hand-coloured, engraved sheets, joined for a total width of 57 inches and a height of 24 inches? Its dealer, Daniel Crouch, can show this treasure at his homeport of London,or June 6 to 7 at the London Map Fair, Europe’s largest antique map market.