Luffman, John

1801

Chart of Leghorn, Italy (Livorno) engraved for Luffman's Select Plans

Port of Leghorn engraved for Luffman's Select Plans.

DESCRIPTION: Copper-plate engraved chart or map of the port of Livorno (Leghorn), Italy. In the 16th-century Leghorn was under the control of the Medici family who greatly improved the harbor. Leghorn was free and neutral from 1691 until 1867 when it was incorporated into the nation of Italy.

The chart shows the Mellora Shoal and Mellora Tower west of Livorno; the Tower of Marzocco, the Colombrone River, and numerous hydrographic features including anchorages, navigation hazards, and depth soundings.

Description at the bottom reads in part:
"The Port of Leghorn is a free port in the Mediterranean Sea, in the Dominions of the Grand Duke of Tuscany in Italy. It is a place of considerable trade; 46 miles west of Florence & 145 miles North West of Rome."

From "Luffman's Select Plans of the Principal Cities, Harbors, Forts etc. in the World". Engraved and published by John Luffman, No. 28 Little Bell Alley, Coleman Street, January 1, 1801. Vol 1. Number 73.

CREATOR: Luffman, John

PUBLICATION DATE: 1801

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Italy

BODY OF WATER: Ligurian Sea

CONDITION: Very good.  On robust paper with wide margins. A hint of age toning at the margins.

COLORING: None

ENGRAVER: Luffman

SIZE: 5 " x 6 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 7

PRICE: $225


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