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Anonymous French chart of the east Mediterranean sea Sheet III

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DESCRIPTION: Interesting possibly unrecorded chart of the eastern Mediterranean Sea labeled "Feuille III" (Sheet 3.) Labels the key regions "Romanie, Caramanie, Natolie, Syrie". The regional naming and the area covered are generally consistent with those on the third (eastern) sheet of Bellin's "Carte de la Mer Mediterranee en Trois Feuilles" published in 1745 (based on Grognard's survey). This chart is nicely engraved and is printed on heavy wove paper, all signs of a quality in a published chart of that era.

However, although this chart bears the designation "Feuille III" and uses the French language, it is different in many ways. This chart is untitled, uses portrait format rather than landscape format, and displays very different geography- omits many key geographic features and places other features in different locations (e.g.. Isle Provencale near Alexandrette). Also significant is the absence of a distance scale and in the location where the title block is typically found, a list of eight islands with the comment that the list is of islands between the meridian of Cape St. Ange and Alexandrette (Iskenderun, Turkey).

CREATOR: Anonymous

PUBLICATION DATE: 

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: N/A

BODY OF WATER: Mediterranean Sea

CONDITION: Good.  Clean on heavy wove paper. Slight browning at the single horizontal fold.

COLORING: None

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 20 " x 23 "

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PRICE: $800


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