Sayer, Robert

Antique map of Provence, France related to the Siege of Toulon

The Seat of War in the Southern Part of France extending from the Alps to the Pyrenees, with plans of the City, Roads, and Harbor of Toulon.

DESCRIPTION: Three fine antique maps on one sheet related to the French Revolutionary War, and in particular the Siege of Toulon (Aug. 1793 - Dec. 1793). It was at the important naval base of Toulon where young Napoleon Bonaparte won his first military victory. Coverage of coastal Provence, France includes the Côte d'Azure with Monaco, Nice, Antibes, and St. Tropez. Trending to the west it shows the Bay de Hyeres, Marseilles, Avignon, Agde, Narbonne, Perpignan, and Port Vendres.

The top map shows the coastline of Southern France from the border with Italy to the border with Spain. Fortified towns and post roads are delineated. Bottom left inset map of "The Roads of Toulon with the Adjacent Country" showing the position of Toulon at much greater scale, and extensive soundings, anchorages, and landmarks in the Little Road and Great Road of Toulon. (Note: A road is a sheltered location where vessels may lie at anchor). Bottom right inset is "Plan of the City and Harbour of Toulon", a detailed plan showing the city with references to the various bastions.

Published October 10, 1793 by Robert Sayer & co. Fleet Street, London.

CREATOR: Sayer, Robert



BODY OF WATER: Mediterranean Sea

CONDITION: Good.  Strong impression on heavy paper. Ample margins. Folds now flattened. Browning. Small archival repairs from verso.

COLORING: Hand coloring.


SIZE: 21 " x 18 "


PRICE: $300


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