Michelot and Bremond

Plan de la Rade du Gourjan et des Isles Ste. Marguerite

Plan de la Rade du Gourjan et des Isles Ste. Marguerite

DESCRIPTION: Antique copperplate-engraved nautical chart / plan of the islands, bay, and beaches between Cane (Cannes) and Antibe, France in the Cote d'Azur region of the French Riviera. Islands noted offshore by Michelot include Isle St. Honora (Saint-Honorat ) and Île Sainte-Marguerite which is one of the locations where the "man in the Iron Mask" is known to have been jailed. Other features are Pointe de la Foucade (Fourcade) Cap de la Garoupe, tours de la Croisette on (Cap de la Croisette) and two beaches: plage du pilon, and plage qui conduit a Nice.

This antique chart / plan was produced ca. 1730 by French hydrographer and pilot of the French royal galley "La Reale" Henry Michelot. The port plan was one of 37 original plans published in Marseilles by Michelot and Laurens Bremond in a volume titled "Recueil de Plusieurs Plans de Ports et Rades de la Mer Mediterranée." Later in the 18th century the plans were copied and reprinted by Roux, Allezard, Kitchin and others.

CREATOR: Michelot and Bremond



BODY OF WATER: Mediterranean

CONDITION: Very good.  Paper only very slightly tanned but strong with good platemark. Some light staining in bottom margin.

COLORING: Modern detailed color on the compass rose.

ENGRAVER: P. Starck-man

SIZE: 9 " x 6 "


PRICE: $425


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