Fine and scarce original antique map of the port of Rhodes, in the eastern Mediterranean, published by John Luffman in 1800 for his Select Plans.
The map attractively lays out the harbor of Rhodes in a manner that would be of use to a seafaring captain. Most attention is paid to the navigational features, including depth soundings, sand bars, and rocks. The North Castle and the South Castle of the harbor are named. The city is shown in pink. A note at the base of the map refers to the Colossus that once stood in the harbor, depicting the Greek god Apollo.
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.