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This very rare English sea chart was possibly first published in Mount and Page’s ‘English Pilot Third Part’ covering the Mediterranean Sea from 1736. It centres on the Balearic Islands of Yvica (Ibiza), Majorca and Minorca and the adjoining coast of mainland Spain from Tourilla in Catalonia to Mt. Benidorme in Murcia. The major towns of Valencia, Tarragona and Barcelona feature. The map highlights the safe anchorage points and depth soundings. A large inset features ‘A Plan of Port Mahon in the Island of Minorca’. Three large compass roses adorn the chart. It draws on the cartography of Henri Michelot and Laurent Bremond as stated in the title. Michelot was a hydrographer and pilot and Bremond a hydrographer, both at Marseilles. They worked together on ‘Recueil de plusiers Plans des ports et Rades de la Mer Mediterranee’ published in Marseilles 1721. NMM 425 no. 148; Shirley ‘Atlases in the BL’ M.M&P 7c no. 7.
MOUNT, W. & J. & PAGE, T.

The Coast of Spain from Cape St Martin to Cape St Sebastian with the Islands of Majorca Minorca & Yvica by Michelot Hydrographer & Pilot Royal of the Galleys & Bremond Hydrographer to the King & City of Marseilles

W & J Mount and T. Page at the Postern on Tower Hill, London, 1747
405 x 530 mm., in good condition.
Stock number: 8579


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