Rare plan of the Harbor at Toulon, showing the fortifications, hills, rivers, roads, sailing vessels, anchorages, etc. Very 3 dimensional. 5 Insets show fortified town plans of St. Tropez, Embrun, Monte Carlo, Aux and birdseye view of Nice. A rare decorative map of the primary cities on the French Riviera.
Carel (Carol) Allard (Allardt) (1648–1709) was an engraver and publisher based in Amsterdam. Part of a prominent family of Dutch mapmakers, publishers, and print sellers, his father was engraver and publisher Hugo Allard (1627–1684), who left his business to Carel upon his death. Carel published anything in demand, including maps, topography, ethnography, newsprints, and restrikes of old plates of artistic prints, many of which likely came from his father’s stock. In 1706, Carel gave his copperplates to his son Abraham Allard, before going bankrupt.