"Plan du Port et de la Baye de Tarante...", Ayrouard, Jacques
Subject: Taranto, Italy
Period: 1732 (circa)
Publication: Recueil de Plusieurs Plans des Ports ... de la Mer Mediterranee
Color: Hand Color
17.8 x 11.5 inches
45.2 x 29.2 cm
This chart depicts the fortified city of Taranto between the "Little Sea" and the "Big Sea" leading to the Ionian Sea. Depth soundings are given in the Big Sea and there are a few navigational notes as well. Created by Jacques Ayrouard and engraved by Louis Corne. Surprising little is known about Jacques Ayrouard and he only published this single book on the ports in the Mediterranean. He was a navigator for the French Royal Navy and dedicated his work to Jean Frederick Phelypeaux Comte de Maurepas, who was the Minister of the Navy to Louis XV.
References: Shirley (BL Atlases) M.AYR-1a.