Ayrouard, Jacques
1746

Plan du Port Hercule Porto Ercole Tuscany

Plan du Port Hercule

DESCRIPTION: Original antique nautical chart or plan of the town and harbor of Port Hercule (Porto Ercole), Italy by Jacques Ayrouard (Marseilles ca. 1732- 1746). The plan is from Ayrouard's scarce sea atlas titled: "Recueil de Plusiers Plans des Ports et Rades et de Quelque Cartes Particulieres de la Mer Méditerranée". This engraved plan is of the old port at Porto Ercole which is located on the eastern side of the Monte Argentario promontory in the province of Grosetto, in the Tuscany region.

Like Henry Michelot, Jacques 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 29.

CREATOR: Ayrouard, Jacques

PUBLICATION DATE: 1746

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Italy

BODY OF WATER: Mediterranean

CONDITION: Good.  Clean with no defects. Acceptable margins all around. Minor offsetting.

COLORING: None

ENGRAVER: Louis Corne

SIZE: 18 " x 11 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 9

PRICE: $450

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