Levanto, Francesco M.

1664

La Costa di SPAGNA

La Costa di SPAGNA da C. di Gata sino es C.S. Martin et la Costa di Barbaria da Cabo di Hone sino C. de Tenes

DESCRIPTION: Rare nautical chart of the Mediterranean coast of southern Spain including Alicante and Cartagena Spain and of the North African coastline including Oran and Cape Ferrat. Portolan-style central compass rose surrounded by a concentric grouping of rhumb lines.

Produced by the Genoan cartographer Francesco Maria Levanto in 1664 in "La Prima Parte dello Specchio del Mare…" (Sea Mirror) probably from earlier Dutch charts, possibly by Jacobsz. This antique sea chart was reissued later by Coronelli in 1697. Charts from Levanto's Specchio del Mare are quite scarce. Plate 5. Chain laid paper.

CREATOR: Levanto, Francesco M.

PUBLICATION DATE: 1664

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Spain

BODY OF WATER: West Mediterranean

CONDITION: Good  Strong impression. Paper good condition, medium weight, light tanning. Light stains lower 2 inches.. Top margin narrows on right side to 1/4 inch from neat line.

COLORING: None

ENGRAVER: Unknown

SIZE: 21 " x 16 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 8

PRICE: $900


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