Attractive map showing the port of Nafplion on the Peloponnese. The map centers on the Argolic Gulf and names numerous towns and features in the area. The towns of Nafplion and Argos are shown to be located on hills above the bay.
Nafplion first rose to prominence during Byzantine and Frankish rule, when it was captured by French troops during the Fourth Crusade. It would later come under Venetian and then Ottoman rule and was a major Ottoman stronghold during the Greek War of Independence. Today, it is an attractive coastal town that draws visitors from the world over.
The charts from Heather's New Mediterranean Pilot . . . are extremely rare on the market. This is the first example of this chart we have ever seen.