Chart chest

By Anonymous, 1790 

[Wooden chart box]

  • Author: Anonymous
  • Publication date: c1790
  • Physical description: Polychromed wooden chart chest, decorated on the front panel in a ribbon banner, ” J.R. Hobbs & Sons Cartographers Charts & Maps”.
  • Dimensions: 785 by 185 by 116mm (30.75 by 7.25 by 45.75 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 10780


Rare and fine chart case, probably made by the American chart maker, mapseller, and cartographer James R. Hobbs, active in the late eighteenth century. The box is finely painted with a banderole and monogram of an H’ surmounted by a pair of compasses. 

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