CHOISEUL-GOUFFIER, Marie Gabriel F. A., Comte de.
PLAN DU PORT DE NAUSS
Lovely map of the port. Decorative title cartouche in top left corner showing a cannon, sword, spears and banner. Compass in bottom right corner and scale in bottom left. Important buildings marked, hills shown in relief, and depths marked at sea. In 1776 Choiseul-Gouffier and the artist J.B. Hilaire joined a cartographic survey of the Mediterranean. Volume I of Voyage Pittoresque, his account of their tour of the Greek islands, the coast of Asia Minor, and of his travels on the mainland, was immediately acclaimed on publication in 1778. According to Brunet, it was incontestably the most beautiful production of this kind seen until then. Choiseul-Gouffier’s work offered for the first time, illustrations of remote places that complemented the scrupulously researched narrative.
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Copper engraving. Later colour. Very good condition with wide margins. Size: 21 x 34 cm. (8 x 13 inches)