Very scarce miniature engraved chart of the town of Monaco.
This is possibly the first English printed chart of the famous city-state of Monaco.
The chart includes soundings in the bay of Monaco, the famous citadel, information about the fortifications, details of some extraneous buildings, a chapel, and mills.
Maps of the town of Monaco are extremely rare. This is the earliest map - and only the second 19th-century map - of the city that we have ever handled.
This small chart comes from the first English attempt at a collection of ports of the Mediterranean, although the genre was well established in France, Italy, and Spain already. The first was published by Joseph Roux in Marseilles in 1764, with versions published in several Italian port cities.
The French and Italian versions were of relatively crude execution, but Heather’s version is notable for the finely engraved charts, many signed in monogram by the London engraver John Stephenson.