Luffman, John

1801

Plan of Corfu engraved for Luffman's Select Plans

Corfu engraved for Luffman's Select Plans of the Principal Cities, Harbors, Forts etc. in the World.

DESCRIPTION: Copper-plate engraved plan or map of the island of Corfu, Greece by John Luffman. Corfu is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea. The northeastern edge of Corfu lies off the coast of Sarandë, Albania, separated by straits varying in width from 2 to 14 miles.

The town of Corfu is depicted as surrounded by a Vauban-style fortified wall; it's harbor protected by a long 'mole' or breakwater. Coverage includes Castle St. Angelo, Porto Sideri, Porto Timoni, Porto Euripo, Porto Spilea, Formiche, Gudia Island, Condilonisi, and the Valley of St. Stefano.

Description at the bottom reads in part:
"Corfu, anciently Depane, Scheria, Phoeacia, and Corcyra is situated in the mouth of the Gulf of Venice, in the Mediterranean Sea. It was taken from theVenetians by Buonaparte in 1798 and by the Turks and Russians in 1799."

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, October 1, 1801. Number 15.

CREATOR: Luffman, John

PUBLICATION DATE: 1801

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Greece

BODY OF WATER: Ionian 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: 2

PRICE: $160


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