Attractive antique map of the Straits of the Dardanelles, made for John Luffman's delightful pocket atlas, the "Select plans..." The map shows the Dardanelles (also known as the Straits of Gallipoli) which connect the Mediterranean to the Sea of Marmara and separates Europe from Asia. The map shows relevant navigational information for this important waterway, including soundings and various ports. Relief is shown pictorially. Numerous settlements and rivers are shown. A note in the bottom left of the map shows the location of "Troy accord[ing] to Homer."
Luffman's Select Plans is an uncommon traveler's guide that served to educate the intrepid traveler regarding any part of the world, from the major cities of Europe to the wild coasts of the Spice Islands. Each of Luffman's maps contained detailed coastal descriptions showing the major landmarks and cities, as well as basic but necessary navigational information. This plate appeared in the first of Luffman's two volumes.