Finely colored and delicately engraved map of the Tuscan island of Elba. Showing the many inlets, mountains, capes, and smaller settlements of the island, this map attractively portrays this scenic island.
Elba would shortly become home to the most infamous man in Europe, only fourteen years after the publication of this map, when Napoleon was temporarily exiled here. At the time, Elba was occupied by British troops who had landed in 1796 to protect Fremch Royalists who had settled there. In 1802, it was transferred to France.
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 second of Luffman's two volumes.