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1074Coming Soon!DetailsBertius, Petrus1616
Antique map of the island of Ischia in the Bay of Naples
Bertius, Petrus
1616
$150.00Bertius--PetrusAntique-map-of-the-island-of-Ischia-in-the-Bay-of-NaplesSmall detailed, 400 year-old map of the volcanic island of Ischia which lies off the coast of Naples, Italy. Ischia is the largest of three islands that lie in or near the Gulf of Naples: Ischia, Capri, and Procida. At the east end of the island is shown the Aragonese Castle built in the year 474. <br></br> From the Latin edition of Bertius' 'Tabularum geographicarum contractarum..' Petrus Bertius was a professor of mathematics at Leyden University in Holland.
357Coming Soon!DetailsBlaeu, Johannes1663
Milazzo ou Melazzo ville en Sicile
Blaeu, Johannes
1663
$350.00Blaeu--JohannesMilazzo-ou-Melazzo-ville-en-SicileSizable map of the fortress at Milazzo, Italy published by Blaeu in 1663. Source was “Theatrum Civitatum et admirandorum Italiae” published from Amsterdam. This scarce antique map depicts the fortress walls in great detail but with no interior detail. The single decorative element is the depiction of a galley in the left bottom corner from which a sailor can be seen fishing. Plate 33.
490Coming Soon!DetailsSylvester, Israel1663
Veduta e prospectiva della Piazza di St. Marco di Venezia
Sylvester, Israel
1663
$325.00Sylvester--IsraelVeduta-e-prospectiva-della-Piazza-di-St--Marco-di-VeneziaRare antique copperplate etching of St Mark's Square in Venice, Italy, an oblique view from the Northeast looking down the Grand Canal with the lagoon to the left. At right are the Doge's palace and Biblioteca Marciana with Punta della Dogana and the entrance to the Grand Canal in the background. Shows numerous small vessels underway and moored; at far left the decoratively carved stern of a sailing vessel with banners fluttering in the breeze. <BR> </BR> Engraved and drawn by artist Israel Sylvestre (1621-1691). Published by Pierre Mariette (1634-1716) "avec privilege du Roy" in Paris. The print was likely published after 1663 when Sylvestre was appointed court painter and engraver by Louis XIV and would have been able to claim royal privilege. Title also in French at bottom of engraving. Number 11.
720Coming Soon!Detailsde Fer, Nicolas1693
Syracuse or Siracuse, Sicily
de Fer, Nicolas
1693
$225.00de-Fer--NicolasSyracuse-or-Siracuse--SicilyBeautiful antique plan of the fortifications at Syracuse ( Siracuse ) on the Mediterranean island of Sicily. Title cartouche at bottom surrounded by putti engaged in agricultural and food gathering activities. Text in French describes the location precisely with Lattitude and Longitude. By Nicolas de Fer, in "Introduction à la fortification." Paris 1693.
393Coming Soon!DetailsFontana, Fulvio1701
Presa di Due Galee Turchesche
Fontana, Fulvio
1701
$375.00Fontana--FulvioPresa-di-Due-Galee-TurchescheScarce copperplate engraving depicts a battle between Ottoman galleys and galleys from the military order of Saint Stephen (Santo Stefano) Pope and Martyr. Location of that engagement was near the Strait of Bonifacio (Bocche de Bonifazio), between Corsica and Sardegna. The order of Santo Stefano was founded by Cosimo I de' Medici in 1561. The purpose of the order , with financial support from the Grand Dukes of Tuscany, was to free Christians from slavery by fighting Ottomans and pirates. Vessels of the order of Santo Stefano are marked by flags with the symbol of their order, an eight-pointed cross much like that of the Knights of Malta.<BR> </BR> From: "I pregi della Toscana nell' imprese piu segnalate de' Cavaliere di Santo Stefano opera dat a in luce da Fulvio Fontana della Compagnia di Gesu dedicata all' Altezza Reale di Cosimo III, Gran Duca di Toscana e Gran Maestro dell' Ordine. Published in 1701 from Florence by Mattia Miccioni and Michele Neftenus. Plate 2. Probably from a later state.<BR> </BR> Reference: http://digital.ub.uni-duesseldorf.de/ihd/content/pageview/3361129
394Coming Soon!DetailsFontana, Fulvio1701
Presa di Cinque Legni Turcheschi
Fontana, Fulvio
1701
$375.00Fontana--FulvioPresa-di-Cinque-Legni-TurcheschiScarce copperplate engraving depicts a battle in 1596 conducted by galleys from the military order of Saint Stephen (Santo Stefano) Pope and Martyr and muslim corsairs. The battle was led by Franceso Borbolani, eighth Admiral of the order of Santo Stefano. <BR> </BR> The order of Santo Stefano was founded by Cosimo I de' Medici in 1561. The purpose of the order , with financial support from the Grand Dukes of Tuscany, was to free Christians from slavery by fighting Ottomans and pirates. Vessels of the order of Santo Stefano are marked by flags with the symbol of their order, an eight-pointed cross much like that of the Knights of Malta.<BR> </BR> From "I pregi della Toscana nell' imprese piu segnalate de' Cavaliere di Santo Stefano opera dat a in luce da Fulvio Fontana della Compagnia di Gesu dedicata all' Altezza reale di Cosimo III, Gran Duca di Toscana e Gran Maestro dell' Ordine. Published in 1701 from Florence by Mattia Miccioni and Michele Neftenus. Plate 10. Probably from a later state of the engraving.<BR> </BR> Reference: http://digital.ub.uni-duesseldorf.de/ihd/content/pageview/3361129
879Coming Soon!Detailsde Fer, Nicolas1701
Antique Map of the Mediterranean island of Sicily, Italy
de Fer, Nicolas
1701
$240.00de-Fer--NicolasAntique-Map-of-the-Mediterranean-island-of-Sicily--ItalyAttractive antique map of the island of <b>Sicily</b> in Italy published from Paris in 1701 . Adjoining the mainland at the "toe" of the Italian peninsula, and separated by the Strait of Messina, the southermost tip of Calabria is shown with the key city of Reggio. <br></br> Much detail in the interior of this original old map includes mountains, rivers, major roads, and villages. Key cities in Sicily include Palermo, Messina, Noto, Mazara, and Siracusa. A few miles northwest of the coastal city of Catania, <b>Mount Etna</b> ( Aetna ) is shown erupting violently. <br></br> At the time this map was published Sicily, the largest of all Mediterranean islands, was ruled by Philip IV , King of Spain. <br></br> This antique map was produced by the well known French geographer and cartographer, Nicolas de Fer (1646 - 1720) and was published in de Fer's atlas: "L'atlas curieux, ou Le monde réprésenté dans des cartes générales et particulières du ciel et de la terre… et orné par des plans et descriptions des villes capitales et principales ..." <br></br> Publication details are found In the lower left corner : <div class="indenttextblock">" A Paris. Chez l'Autheur dans l'Isle du Palais a la Sphere Royale. Avec Privilege du Roy. 1701. " </div>
868Coming Soon!Detailsde Fer, Nicolas1705
Antique Engraved Birds-eye View of Venice, Italy
de Fer, Nicolas
1705
$500.00de-Fer--NicolasAntique-Engraved-Birds-eye-View-of-Venice--ItalyAntique birds-eye view of Venice, Italy with the Grand Canal, Giudecca, the Venetian Arsenal, and St. Mark's Square as they existed around 1700. This attractive, detailed, copper-plate engraved view includes the outlying islands of Murano, Mazzorbo, Torcello, San Michelle, and others. Numerous churches are identifed by name and a legend at bottom is keyed to the six chief Venetian neighborhoods or sestieri. Ten important locations are identified including the columns at St. Mark's square, erected in the 13th century; two prisons; the Ducal Palace; and the customs house. <br></br> This antique view was produced by the well known French geographer and cartographer, Nicolas de Fer (1646 - 1720). De Fer was a prolific producer of maps and prints who among other honors, was appointed as official geographer to the Spanish King in 1702. Published in de Fer's atlas: "L'atlas curieux, ou Le monde réprésenté dans des cartes générales et particulières du ciel et de la terre… et orné par des plans et descriptions des villes capitales et principales, ...".
572Coming Soon!Detailsvan Keulen, Gerard1724
Sicilia
van Keulen, Gerard
1724
$5,500.00van-Keulen--GerardSiciliaExtra-large, rare, original antique nautical chart of the island of Sicily, Italy. Two views of an erupting Mount Aetna ( Etna ) in Catania. Inludes nine smaller harbor charts on the same sheet: Palermo, Trapani, Messina, Milazzo, Augusta, Catania, Agrigento and Siracusa. Unusually colorful and attactive specimen. Unusual to find this combination of large-scale and small-scale charts on a single page. <br></br> Inset at right in the sea shows two scenes related to the Battle of Cape Passaro, between Spanish and British naval forces on August 11, 1718 off the coast of Sicily. During the <a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Battle_of_Cape_Passaro.jpg" target="_blank">Battle of Cape Passsaro </a>, off the southeast coast of Sicily, forces led by British Admiral Sir George Byng aboard the flagship 'Barfleur' defeated Spanish naval forces led by Rear-Admiral Don Fernando Chacon. <br></br> By Gerard van Keulen, with the royal privilege, possibly from the third part of 'De Nieuwe Groote Lichtende Zee-Fakkel' published 1724. Near van Keulen's name is found the Coat of Arms of the Kingdom of Sicily with two facing eagles flanking the red stripes of the arms of the House of Aragon.
252Coming Soon!DetailsMichelot and Bremond1730
Plan de la Ville et Rade de Melasse (Milazzo, Sicily)
Michelot and Bremond
1730
$300.00Michelot-and-BremondPlan-de-la-Ville-et-Rade-de-Melasse-(Milazzo--Sicily)Antique copperplate chart of Cape Milazzo, Sicily from French galley pilot and hydrographer <a style="color:#9BAFCB" rel="nofollow" href= "/MichelotBremondBackground.aspx">Henri Michelot.</a> This is one of four old charts of Sicilian ports in Michelot's and Bremond's important 37-plate atlas of 1730: <a id="A3" href="http://www.rarecharts.com/ShowDetail/Creator/Michelot-and-Bremond/Title/Recueil-de-plusieurs-plans-des-ports-et-rades-de-la-mer-mediterranee---(Atlas-of-37-plates)/230" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'Michelot and Bremond, 'View All', 'MichelotBremondBackground']);"> “Recueil de Plusiers Plans des Ports et Rades de la Mer Mediterranee". </a> <BR> </BR> The town of Milazzo (Melasse) , Sicily is clearly shown surrounded by Vauban-style defensive walls and the nearby sea area is marked with sparse soundings and a few anchorages. The charts contains a feature that is unusual for these smaller plans-- labeled, keyed references to five locations in Milazzo: Le Chateau; l'Ancienne Ville; La Nouvelle; Chemin Couvert; and St. Francois. These detailed labels suggest a high level of familiarity with the area.
570Coming Soon!DetailsHomann Heirs1742
Italia
Homann Heirs
1742
$490.00Homann-HeirsItaliaAttractive antique map of Italy divided into provinces with the islands of Corsica ( Corse ), Sardinia ( Sardegna or Sardigna ), Sicily ( Sicilia ), Malta, Gozo, and Lampedusa. This large 18th century, hand-colored engraving was published from Nuremberg, Germany in 1742 (dated at top of map). Decorative title cartouche in Latin at bottom left of the map. <br></br> By the heirs of J. B. Homann. Homann Heirs (also "Homannianis Heredibus" or "Homann Erben" or "Heritiers de Homann") was a company established after the death of the famous German cartographer Johann Baptist Homann to carry on the publishing business of the firm he started in the early 1700's. The designation "Homann Heirs" appears on maps published by that successor firm from about 1730 to 1848.
583Coming Soon!DetailsHomann, Johann1745
Totius Regni Neapolis
Homann, Johann
1745
$600.00Homann--JohannTotius-Regni-NeapolisMap of the southern boot of Italy divided into provinces. Coverage of this antique hand-colored map includes islands of both the Tyrhennian Sea and Adriatic Sea including Capri, Procida, Ischia, Naples ( Napoli ), Stromboli, Lipari, Basiluzzo, the Tremiti Islands and the northern tip of Sicily including Milazzo and the Strait of Messina. Two decorative cartouches give life to the map, one includes a sea serpent, flying horses and numerous putti fencing with epee. <br></br> Drawn by famous German cartographer Johann Homann ca. 1720, the map was published later by the firm Homann Heirs. Homann Heirs (also "Homannianis Heredibus" or "Homann Erben" or "Heritiers de Homann") was a company established after the death of Homann to carry on the publishing business of the firm he started in the early 1700's. The designation "Homann Heirs" appears on maps published by that successor firm from about 1730 to 1848.
907Coming Soon!DetailsAyrouard, Jacques1746
Antique plan of the port of Livorno, Italy
Ayrouard, Jacques
1746
$525.00Ayrouard--JacquesAntique-plan-of-the-port-of-Livorno--ItalyAntique French port plan / chart for the town of Livorno, Italy located on the western coast of the Tuscany region. The antique chart is by Jacques Ayrouard (Marseilles ca. 1732- 1746) from a scarce atlas titled: "Recueil de Plusiers Plans des Ports et Rades et de Quelque Cartes Particulieres de la Mer Mediterranee". <br></br> Ayrouard identifies a few key landmarks including several offshore: a "fanal" or lighthouse and another the "Tour de la Marsoque". On land only a few landmarks are noted including "Les 4 gigantes" a reference to the <a href="http://livornonow.com/i_quattro_mori_the_four_moors_statue" target="_blank">Four Moors statue</a> (the engraver includes a tiny icon-like representation of the statue) next to "la darce" or the old port for Livorno; a church- St. Francois; and of course the walled town of Livorno ("Livourne") itself. <br></br> In the attribution Ayrouard is described as "Pilot Real" or pilot of la Reale, the flagship of the French galley corps with a total complement of about 550 including 360 oarsmen and 100 soldiers. In their <i>Dictionnaire de la Marine</i> from 1702 Covens and Mortier explain: <div class="indenttextblock">"(Réale) is the name of the main galley of an independent kingdom, not of a tributary kingdom annexed to a greater one. The Réale, in France, is reserved for the general of the galleys and flies the royal ensign which distinguishes it from the others. This ensign is square in shape and red in colour, with golden fleurs-de-lys." <a href="http://www.ulmo.net/bateaux/reale/dico02.jpg" target="_blank"> (Internet)</a> </div> Ayrouard was likely one of the last such pilots as the French Corps des Galeres was disbanded in 1748 and incorporated into the regular French sailing navy.
908Coming Soon!DetailsAyrouard, Jacques1746
Antique plan of the port of Civitavecchia, Italy
Ayrouard, Jacques
1746
$525.00Ayrouard--JacquesAntique-plan-of-the-port-of-Civitavecchia--ItalyPlan of Civitavecchia, Italy also referred to as the "port of Rome", as it lies on the Tyrrhenian Sea, about 50 miles south of Rome. The antique chart is by Jacques Ayrouard (Marseilles ca. 1732- 1746) from a scarce atlas titled: "Recueil de Plusiers Plans des Ports et Rades et de Quelque Cartes Particulieres de la Mer Mediterranee". Identifies only a few features by name including "la Darce" or the old port, and significantly "les Chantiers des Galeres" or the boatyard where galleys were constructed and repaired. <br></br> In the attribution Ayrouard is described as "Pilot Real" or pilot of la Reale, the flagship of the French galley corps with a total complement of about 550 including 360 oarsmen and 100 soldiers. In their <i>Dictionnaire de la Marine</i> from 1702 Covens and Mortier explain: <div class="indenttextblock">"(Réale) is the name of the main galley of an independent kingdom, not of a tributary kingdom annexed to a greater one. The Réale, in France, is reserved for the general of the galleys and flies the royal ensign which distinguishes it from the others. This ensign is square in shape and red in colour, with golden fleurs-de-lys." <a href="http://www.ulmo.net/bateaux/reale/dico02.jpg" target="_blank"> (Internet)</a> </div> Ayrouard was likely one of the last such pilots as the French Corps des Galeres was disbanded in 1748 and incorporated into the regular French sailing navy. <br></br> Little information exists on Ayrouard's background but like Henry Michelot, Ayrouard was a pilot of the French royal galley, the Reale, based in Marseille, France. However, Ayrouard's port plans and rare sea charts are very different from Michelot's earlier works. The much larger size (18"x11") and extensively shaded topography seen in this plan of Antibe are distinctive characteristics of Ayrouard's plans. Engraved by Louis Corne. Published with the royal privilege.
1181Coming Soon!DetailsAyrouard, Jacques1746
Antique plan of the Bay of Taranto, Italy
Ayrouard, Jacques
1746
$375.00Ayrouard--JacquesAntique-plan-of-the-Bay-of-Taranto--ItalyDistinctive antique engraved French port plan / chart ca. 1746 for the bay and walled village of Taranto, Italy a coastal city in Apulia. Today, Taranto is the capital of the Province of Taranto and is an important commercial port as well as the main Italian naval base and claims a population of over 200,000 persons. <br></br> The antique chart is by Jacques Ayrouard (Marseilles ca. 1732- 1746) from a scarce atlas titled: "Recueil de Plusiers Plans des Ports et Rades et de Quelque Cartes Particulieres de la Mer Mediterranee". Plate 37. <br></br> Ayrouard identifies a few key landmarks including several offshore: La Pizolle, Isle Pisco, Isle de St. George, and two channels into the bay. On land only a few landmarks are noted including guard towers, the port; the village of Taranto ("Tarante") connected to the mainland by two bridges; and the Pointe de Victo where today is found the area of San Vito. <br></br> In the attribution Ayrouard is described as "Pilot Real" or pilot of la Reale, the flagship of the French galley corps with a total complement of about 550 including 360 oarsmen and 100 soldiers. In their <i>Dictionnaire de la Marine</i> from 1702 Covens and Mortier explain: <div class="indenttextblock">"(Réale) is the name of the main galley of an independent kingdom, not of a tributary kingdom annexed to a greater one. The Réale, in France, is reserved for the general of the galleys and flies the royal ensign which distinguishes it from the others. This ensign is square in shape and red in colour, with golden fleurs-de-lys." <a href="http://www.ulmo.net/bateaux/reale/dico02.jpg" target="_blank"> (Internet)</a> </div> Ayrouard was likely one of the last galley pilots as the French galley corps was disbanded in 1748 and incorporated into the regular French sailing navy.
569Coming Soon!DetailsHomann Heirs1748
Status Ecclesiastici Toscanae
Homann Heirs
1748
$290.00Homann-HeirsStatus-Ecclesiastici-ToscanaeFine, large, hand-colored, copper-plate engraved antique map of Italy centered on Tuscany by the heirs of J. B. Homann. Includes Rome, Citavecchia, Ostia, Elba, Pisa, Ravenna, and the northern tip of Corsica. Leafy cartouche at top right decorated with the arms of Rome and Tuscany. <br></br> The map was published from Nuremberg, Germany in 1748 (dated at top). <br></br> Homann Heirs (also "Homannianis Heredibus" or "Homann Erben" or "Heritiers de Homann") was a company established after the death of the famous German cartographer Johann Baptist Homann to carry on the map publishing business of the firm he started in the early 1700's. The designation "Homann Heirs" appears on maps published by that successor firm from about 1730 to 1848.
838Coming Soon!DetailsAnonymous1750
Hand-colored Antique Vue d'Optique View of Venice, Italy
Anonymous
1750
$275.00AnonymousHand-colored-Antique-Vue-d-Optique-View-of-Venice--ItalyHand colored copperplate engraved view of Venice, Italy from the mid 18th century. This Vue d'Optique, when viewed through the lens of a zograscope ( left-right reversed ) would have shown that city of islands as it would have appeared from the South looking slightly northwest across the Giudecca and San Giorgio Maggiore to Piazza san Marco. <br></br> Shown underway in the lagoon, in the Giudecca Canal, and in Saint Mark's Basin are numerous ships- galleys, xebecs, and square-rigged vessels , as well as dozens of Venice's signature gondolas.
411Coming Soon!DetailsAnonymous1750
A Prospect of Mount Vesuvius with its Irruption in 1630
Anonymous
1750
$225.00AnonymousA-Prospect-of-Mount-Vesuvius-with-its-Irruption-in-1630Hand colored engraving depicting the eruption of Mount Vesuvius near Naples, Italy more than a century earlier. From the April 1750 edition of Gentleman's Magazine. Features depicted include the catastrophic explosion of Vesuvius, the Torre del Greco (Greek Tower) covered with ashes, two barges on which several people saved themselves, and the bridge "la Nunciato".
470Coming Soon!DetailsDelisle, Guillaume1750
Title Page-Atlante Novissimo
Delisle, Guillaume
1750
$175.00Delisle--GuillaumeTitle-Page-Atlante-NovissimoUndated decorative copperplate title-page from Delisle's Atlas 'Atlante Novissimo'. The atlas was published from Venice, Italy in 1750. As the author's name is spelled 'Guglielmo' we assume this engraving is from an Italian edition of the atlas. Bottom vignette contains a view of St. Marks square in Venice with the Campanile to the left.
575Coming Soon!DetailsHomann Heirs1762
Sicily Sardinia Corsica Malta
Homann Heirs
1762
$650.00Homann-HeirsSicily-Sardinia-Corsica-MaltaDecorative antique map of the southern boot of Italy with the islands of Corsica ( Corse ) , Sardinia ( Sardegna or Sardigna ), Sicily ( Sicilia ), Malta, Gozo and much more to the Gulf of Tunis and northern coast of Africa (Barbaria). Based on the work of Rizzi Zannoni. Dated in the top title to 1762. A highly decorative title cartouche at botton left of this antique map contains angels carrying state coats of arms above symbols of war including a warship firing a salvo from its starboard side. <br></br> Published by the firm Homann Heirs. Homann Heirs (also "Homannianis Heredibus" or "Homann Erben" or "Heritiers de Homann") was a company established after the death of German cartographer J.B. Homann to carry on the map publishing business of the firm he started in the early 1700's. The designation "Homann Heirs" appears on maps published by that successor firm from about 1730 to 1848.
199Coming Soon!DetailsBellin, Jacques Nicolas1764
Plan de Bayes et Poussole
Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
1764
$145.00Bellin--Jacques-NicolasPlan-de-Bayes-et-PoussoleClean copy of this small 18th century antique chart of the Italian coast including the city of Pozzouli (Poussole) from La Petit Atlas Maritime. Coverage includes the Mediterranean coast from Cap Mizene to Cap Coroille. Highlights include a small volcano "Souffriere" and the island of Nizita south of Pozzouli. Tome 4. No. 85.
410Coming Soon!DetailsMorghen, Filippo1766
Pianta del Cratere
Morghen, Filippo
1766
$190.00Morghen--FilippoPianta-del-Cratere18th century scarce copperplate engraved plan of the Phlegraean Fields (Campi Flegrei) near Pozzuoli west of Naples, Italy by Florentine artist Filippo Morghen in his "Views of Ruins in the Environs of Naples". <BR> </BR> Noted geographic features include Capo di Posilipo, Miseno, Campana, Bacoli, Mare Morto, Lago Fusaro, Cuma, and Lago di Patria. This finely engraved plan contains inset plans of grottos in the vicinity including Grotta a Miseno, Grotta Lago Averno, and the Grotta a Cuma Superiore and Grotta a Cuma Inferiore. These geographical features and inset items and many more are among the 40 places of interest denoted by numbers on the plan and explained in a legend at the bottom of the engraving. Number 1. "Anno 1766".
865Coming Soon!DetailsAllezard, Jean Joseph1817
Antique nautical plan of Venice, Italy and lagoons
Allezard, Jean Joseph
1817
$175.00Allezard--Jean-JosephAntique-nautical-plan-of-Venice--Italy-and-lagoonsAntique harbor plan of Venice, Italy and its nearby islands, canals, and villages. The copperplate-engraved map extends frtom Chioggia ( "Chiozza" ) in the south past the islands of Lido and Malamocco. Venice is shown as an archipelago of about 30 inhabited islands in the center of the lagoon. Some of the noted towns and villages surrounding Venice include Ville Franche, Termine, Palestrina, Bolta, St. Ange, St. George, Muran ( Murano ), Vignole, Neuveau Lazaret, and St. Francis du Desert. Soundings and navigational aids are absent from this small nautical chart. The primary man-made feature of note is the hospital at the east of Venice. <br></br> One of 163 plates of ports on the Mediterranean, Adriatic and Black seas from Allezard's atlas "Recueil de 163 des principaux plans des ports et rades de la Mediterranée, dont 40 ont été derniérement publiés par Jean Joseph Allezard ancien capitaine de marine et plusieurs des autres corrigés" . This atlas was a re-issue of Joseph Roux's atlas published from Marseille in several editions beginning in 1764. Published by Joseph Gamba from Livorno, Italy. Plate 81.
866Coming Soon!DetailsAllezard, Jean Joseph1817
Antique nautical chart of Beirut, Lebanon and approaches
Allezard, Jean Joseph
1817
$135.00Allezard--Jean-JosephAntique-nautical-chart-of-Beirut--Lebanon-and-approachesAntique maritime chart of the area around and including Beirut, Lebanon, then considered part of Syria ( "Syrie" ). This old copperplate-engraved map extends from Cape Danthon to the east past Beirut and then follows the coast northward until approximately the town of Juniyah. A few soundings and anchorages are defined. Sea charts of ports on the Levantine coast of the Eastern Mediterranean from this time period are somewhat scarce. <br></br> One of 163 plates of ports on the Mediterranean, Adriatic and Black seas from Allezard's atlas "Recueil de 163 des principaux plans des ports et rades de la Mediterranée, dont 40 ont été derniérement publiés par Jean Joseph Allezard ancien capitaine de marine et plusieurs des autres corrigés" . This atlas was a re-issue of Joseph Roux's atlas published from Marseille in several editions beginning in 1764. Published by Joseph Gamba from Livorno, Italy. Plate 119.