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AYROUARD, Jacques.

Recueil de plusieurs Plans des Ports et Rades et de quelques Cartes particulires de la Mer Mditerrane...

avec les figures des Terres remarquables pour les reconnoissances des Atterrages

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Published: [Paris or Marseille?] 1732

Stock Code: 66701

£18,000
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

First and only edition of this uncommon collection of charts, including the first printed chart of Monaco, a large folding map of Marseilles, and accurate charts of most of the ports, harbours and bays of the region.
Ayrouard's work forms a working waggoner for the coast, recording soundings, anchorages, and pilotage notes on rocks and reefs, and includes a series of coastal profiles as a further aid to navigation. This pilot would subsequently be drawn on by numerous hydrographers, most notably William Heather who cites Ayrouard in his New Mediterranean Pilot of 1802.
Ayrouard dedicates the work to Jean Fr

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Quarto (340 270 mm). Contemporary calf, gilt arms to both boards of Charles-Eugne-Gabriel, marquis de La Croix de Castries, secretary of state for the navy from 1780 to 1787, and after 1783 marshal of France, rebacked with the original spine laid down, new red morocco label, raised bands, floral and foliate devices in the compartments, French fillet gilt panel to the boards, double rule edge-roll, marbled endpapers.

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