Rare pilot of French ports

Plans des principaux ports de France tous reduits sur la meme Echelle.

  • Author: ANONYMOUS
  • Publication place: [?Paris
  • Publication date: c.1790].
  • Physical description: Octavo (180 by 230mm), title, 42 engraved plans on 35 leaves, original blue marbled paper boards, rubbed, rebacked.
  • Inventory reference: 2427


The work comprises of 42 engraved plans of French ports all drawn to the same scale; starting with Antwerp and then following France’s northern coast, down the Atlantic coast, and into the Mediterranean. The work rather strangely ends with a plan of Gibraltar.

Rare we are only able to trace two other examples coming up at auction in the past 25 years.

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