Ayrouard, Jacques

1746

Plan de la Port de Cartagene

Plan de la Port de Cartagene

DESCRIPTION: This antique nautical chart or plan of the town and harbor of Cartagena, Spain by Jacques Ayrouard (Marseilles ca. 1732- 1746) is sourced from a scarce sea atlas titled: "Recueil de Plusiers Plans des Ports et Rades et de Quelque Cartes Particulieres de la Mer Méditerranée". Beautifully engraved by Louis Corne this copperplate engraving shows the town of Cartagena surrounded by defensive walls, and unusually for 18th century charts/plans shows the adjacent topography in great detail.

Like Henry Michelot before him, Ayrouard was a pilot of the French royal galley, the Reale, based in Marseille. However, Ayrouard's port plans are very different from Michelot's earlier works. The much larger size (18"x11") and extensively shaded topography in this plan are distinctive characteristics of Ayrouard's nautical plans. Plate 68.

CREATOR: Ayrouard, Jacques

PUBLICATION DATE: 1746

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Spain

BODY OF WATER: Mediterranean

CONDITION: Very good  Bright and clean with no defects. Acceptable margins all around.

COLORING: None

ENGRAVER: Louis Corne

SIZE: 18 " x 11 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 8

PRICE: $450


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