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Description

Fine example of this rare map of the Greek Islands, published by Francois Olivier in Toulon in 1746.

The title is set within a fine title cartouche depicting sea monsters. Below are Dutch, English and French scale bars. The chart itself is finely engraved with rumb lines and several compass roses.

Little is know of Francois Olivier (fl.1746-1782), however, he must have been a fine seaman as he present chart gives him the title of Vice-Admiral of the Toulon region ("Vice-Amiral au Departement de Toulon"). By the middle of the eighteenth century Toulon had become one of France's most important naval bases, from where she opperated her large Mediterranean fleet.

 

Condition Description
Engraved chart, backed with minor loss to margins and at folds.