This chart covers the most southerly part of the French Riviera, or the Cote d’Azur as it is known in France. The peninsula of Giens is prominent on the left hand side of the chart, mostly because of its fish-tail shape. It is connected to the mainland by two sand dunes. Lying south of Giens is Iles d’Hyeres which is a group of four islands named after the inland town of Hyeres. The islands are: Porquerolles, Port-Cros, Ile de Bagaud and Ile du Levant. Moving eastwards, the notable locations on this chart are Cap Benat, Le Lavandou, Cavalaire sur Mer and eventually St Tropez. Below the islands, there are two land elevations shown of both the islands and the mainland. The chart was created from a UKHO archive 1950’s chart.
This chart is from the beautiful ‘Gold Coast’ collection. It is a hand-gilded, 24 carat gold-leaf chart and is one of the wonderful new additions to our expanding portfolio. The gold leaf is applied to a circular aluminium composite base. The land is displayed in gold and the land text is overprinted in black. The sea is then juxtaposed in black with gold text. The result of the circular chart is immediately eye-catching. It gives a global appearance to a local coastline.
The photos show how dramatic this chart looks in a home setting. It incorporates all the fine coastal detail that is synonymous with a Latitude Kinsale chart. It is further enhanced with the addition of back-lighting but also looks fabulous during the day-time, unlit. It would be a strong feature and a talking piece in any room.
- Location: Isles d’Hyeres to St. Tropez, France
- Chart: Gold Coast
- Surround lighting: Yes
- Size: 70cm diameter