1826 Depot de la Marine - Plan du Golfe de Palerme et des Environs...
Detailed 1826 chart of Palermo with coastal views
Plan du Golfe de Palerme et des Environs...
Adm. William Henry Smyth, Neptune de la Mediterranee
46.8 x 60.7 cm (18.4 x 23.9 in)
This scarce chart centers on Palermo, the capital of Sicily. It extends from Capaci east to Solanto and depicts the coastline with intricate topographical detail. Palermo is shown in miniature plan form and is divided into four sections: S. Ninsa, S. Oliva, S. Cristina, and S. Agata.
Soundings and hazards appear in the Tyrrhenian Sea. The sheet features two views of approaches to the Bay of Palermo.
Drawn by Besancon and engraved by Caplin. Published by the Depot de la Marine with the engraved seal at bottom right and the price just below: Prix Trois Francs.
A dark impression on a sheet with a Depot de la Marine watermark. There is a small spot at bottom right, two small holes in the view at top, and a short edge tear confined to the top blank margin.