A Chart of the Islands Corfu, Pachsu and Antipachsu with ye Channel and Roads between the Island of Corfu & ye Graetian Coast.
London: W & J Mount & T. Page, 1747. Maps. An early chart of the Ionian islands and coast of Greece, oriented to the east, showing the coast of Greece at the top of the map, with the islands of Corfu, and the smaller 'Pachsu' (current day Paxos), and 'Antipachsu'. The two smaller islands have been described beautifully and simply: "Paxos is an island of endless olive groves and Anti Paxos one large vineyard". Corfu was named for the beautiful nymph Korkyra, who Poseidon had abducted and brought to the island. Light color remains on the compass rose and rhumb lines, cartouche and scale at the lower right. Engraved by J. Gascoyne for the "English Pilot" vol 3. 21x 15 3/4". 22 x `18". References: Zacharakis, C. 2156. Very good condition. Item #16481