The Black Sea remained a “closed Ottoman sea” until about the 18th century. In the 19th century it came to fore and gained a special place in the travel literature. The book Notice sur la Mer Noire, sur son littoral et sur les principaux forts offers a short tour at the most important harbours-cities ot the Black Sea and includes rich historical and naval information.
Author: Van de Velde
Title: Notice sur la Mer Noire, sur son littoral et sur les principaux forts
Place of publication: Brussels
Publication date: 1854
Provenance: Historical Library, Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation
Dimensions: 15 x 23 cm