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Plan of a fortification in Guernsey.
July 20, 1682.
Physical Description:
1 map : pen and ink and watercolor ; 32 x 25 cm, on sheet 38 x 36 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio C 2010 6d
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Maps & Atlases (manuscript)
Scale approximately 1:1,200
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 "26" in black ink, "vi.26" in graphite.
Mounted on cloth.
Scale approximated from bar scale given in feet.
Title devised by cataloger.
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 of a small fort for a harbor in Guernsey. The foot of the plan is captioned, in a contemporary hand: "This designe was made for the rock on the westernmost parte of the harbor intended at Guernsye, July 20th, 1682." The harbor may be that of St. Peter's Port, the principal town of the island. The plan is unsigned, but is likely the work of Sir Martin Beckman or Captain Thomas Phillips. The latter was sent to the Channel Islands in 1679-1680 to make maps and plans of the harbors and fortifications.
Subject Terms:
Fortification -- Great Britain.
Great Britain -- Defenses.
Great Britain -- History, Military -- 1603-1714.
Maps -- England -- Guernsey.
Ink drawings.
Dartmouth, George Legge, Baron, 1648-1691, former owner.
Beckman, Martin, -1702.
Phillips, Thomas, -1693.

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