Ayrouard, Jacques

1746

Scarce Port Plan details near the Bay of Naples

Plan du Port de Poussole; Plan du Mole de Naples; Terracina

DESCRIPTION: Beautifully colored antique detailed nautical plans of four areas near the Bay of Naples, Italy by Jacques Ayrouard (Marseilles ca. 1746). From Ayrouard's scarce nautical atlas: "Recueil de Plusiers Plans des Ports et Rades et de Quelque Cartes Particulieres de la Mer Mediterranee". Includes the breakwater/wharf in Naples; the port of Pozzuoli; and two views of the "Cote Romaine" or Roman Coast south of Terracina.

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. However, Ayrouard's port plans and charts are very different from Michelot's earlier works. The much larger size (17"x11") and the extensively shaded topography are distinctive characteristics of Ayrouard's plans.

Plate 34. With the royal privilege.

CREATOR: Ayrouard, Jacques

PUBLICATION DATE: 1746

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Italy

BODY OF WATER: Mediterranean

CONDITION: Very good.  Clean, on heavy chain-laid paper with no browning. Very well preserved and wide margins.

COLORING: Careful and attractive hand coloring.

ENGRAVER: Louis Corne

SIZE: 17 " x 11 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 88

PRICE: $475


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