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Auction 180, Lot 468

"[Lot of 2] Plan du Port de Pormiou en Provence [and] Plan de la Rade du Tuelle... [on sheet with] Plan de la Rade de Bacon... [and] Plan de la Rade de St Sospir en Savoye pand] Plan de la Rade de Sestri...", Ayrouard, Jacques

Subject: Southern France, Northwestern Italy

Period: 1732 (circa)

Publication: Recueil de Plusieurs Plans des Ports ... de la Mer Mediterranee

Color: Black & White

17.9 x 11.8 inches
45.5 x 30 cm
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These two sheets contain 5 charts covering portions of the Mediterranean coastline from approximately Marseilles to just east of Genoa, Italy. The charts indicate depth soundings, anchorages, notations, and coastal features. Each is decorated by a 16-point compass rose with fleur-de-lis. 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.

Condition: A

Dark impressions on clean sheets of watermarked paper with a hint of offsetting.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 11/18/2020