Brémond and Michelot’s rare chart book of the Mediterranean, in original wrappers

By MICHELOT, Henri & BRÉMOND, Laurent, 1730 

Recueil de Plusiereurs Plans des Ports et Rades de la Mer Mediterranée Dediée A Monseigneur le Grand Prieur de France, General des Galeres Levé et Dessigné sur les Lieux par les Srs. Michelot Hydrographe et Pilote Real des Galeres du Roy et Bremond Hydrographe du Roy et de la Ville, avec Pri. Du Roy.

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  • Author: MICHELOT, Henri & BRÉMOND, Laurent
  • Publication place: [Marseilles
  • Publication date: c.1730].
  • Physical description: Oblong 4to (300 by 220mm), title, 37 engraved charts, Marseilles, 6th June 1752’ in manuscript to free endpaper, original marbled paper wrappers, rubbed and scuffed.
  • Inventory reference: 1030

Notes

These charts represent France’s burgeoning prominence in sea chart production at the beginning of the eighteenth century. The charts were produced by Bermond and Michelot under the direction of the Dépôt Général des Cartes et Plans, Journaux et Mémoires concernant la Navigation’. The Dépôt’, set-up in 1720 and directed by Jacques Nicolas Bellin, sponsored numerous hydrographic campaigns, including those of Pène, Ayrouard, Bougard, and Freycinet. 

Bibliography

  1. Shirley, BL, M.MICH-2a
    • Shirley, Rodney. (2004). Maps in the Atlases of the British Library: A descriptive catalogue cAD850 to 1800. London: British Library. 2 vols.

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