DESCRIPTION: Antique copperplate chart of Cape Milazzo, Sicily from French galley pilot and hydrographer Henri Michelot. This is one of four old charts of Sicilian ports in Michelot's and Bremond's important 37-plate atlas of 1730:
“Recueil de Plusiers Plans des Ports et Rades de la Mer Mediterranee".
The town of Milazzo (Melasse) , Sicily is clearly shown surrounded by Vauban-style defensive walls and the nearby sea area is marked with sparse soundings and a few anchorages. The charts contains a feature that is unusual for these smaller plans-- labeled, keyed references to five locations in Milazzo: Le Chateau; l'Ancienne Ville; La Nouvelle; Chemin Couvert; and St. Francois. These detailed labels suggest a high level of familiarity with the area.
CREATOR: Michelot and Bremond
PUBLICATION DATE: 1730
GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Italy
BODY OF WATER: Mediterranean
CONDITION: Very good.
Paper only very slightly tanned but strong with good platemark. Slightly browned at edges particulary at right. Strong impression and good platemark.
COLORING: Modern detailed color on the compass rose.