15 MICHELOT, H .La Baye de Ville Franche / Virtual Map Fair 163


Description: MICHELOT, H. / BREMOND, L.
Title: Plan de la Baye de Ville Franche et de celle de St. Souspir.
Published in: Marseille, 1730

Size: 7.1 x 9.8 inches.
18.0 x 25.0 cm.

Condition: In very good condition. On thick paper, paper very slightly age-toned.
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An attractive chart centered on the Mediterranean. With scale and large compass-rose. Dated 1727, with the privilege of the King. From : Recueil des Plusieurs plans des ports et rades de la Mer Mediterranée.. Engraved by P.Starckman.
The chart is exceptionally detailed and includes topographical details, soundings, anchorages, etc.

Originally from Saint-Malo, Henri Michelot served from 1670 on sea as a pilot. He was also professor of hydrography in Marseille. He produced his first charts in the early years of the eighteenth century. Often associated with the brothers Laurent and Jean-Andre Bremond, also cartographers, he published with them in 1718 a chart of the Mediterranean in three leaves.
Reference: Palau, 168 Tooley, 438,80.
  • Number: 1630347 (30143)
  • Dealer: Robert Putman

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