An antique engraved plan of 'The Castles commanding ye Hellespont'. An early engraving which shows the four locations of Abydos, Sestos, Tenedos and Cape Janizary. Circa 1700 with later hand colouring.
Has sailing ship and compas rose and related text on verso. Hellespont: ancient name of the narrow passage between the Aegean Sea and the Sea of Marmara. Today, it is known as Dardanelles.
Approx 12.5cms by 10cms.