The Fort Devereux placed uppon the Ferne Islande.
- England, circa 1600.
- Physical Description:
- 1 map : pen and ink and watercolor ; sheet 31 x 41 cm
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- Maps & Atlases (manuscript)
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- Title from caption.
Within black border. Mounted on cloth.
Provenance: From the collection of George Legge, first Baron Dartmouth, 1648-1691 (see Sotheby's sale, March 8-10, 1948). Baron Dartmouth was Master-General of the Ordnance to Charles II and James II. His collection of maps was partly abstracted from Royal map collections, an arrangement described by Pepys in Bodleian Library MS Rawl. A. 171, 17r-20v. See also Skelton and Wallis. The map is numbered "51a" in the Dartmouth collection.
Skelton, R. "The Royal map collections of England." In Imago mundi, vol. 13 (1956), p. 181-183
Wallis, H. "The Royal map collections of England." In Revista da Universidade de Coimbra, vol. XXVIII (1980), p. 466-467
Manuscript plan depicting a star-shaped fort (of five points) atop a small island. Cannons line the ramparts, and at each corner of the fort is a flag bearing the Cross of Saint George. The castle is named for Robert Devereux (1565-1601), who from 1597 to 1601 served as Master-General of the Ordnance to Queen Elizabeth.
- Subject Terms:
- Essex, Robert Devereux, Earl of, 1565-1601.Farne Islands (England) -- Buildings, structures, etc.Farne Islands (England) -- Maps.Fortification -- Great Britain.Great Britain -- Defenses.Great Britain -- History, Military -- 1485-1603.
- Maps -- England -- Farne Islands.
Views -- England -- Farne Islands.
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