Yale Center for British Art
Creator:
Storff, Paul Auguste de

Title:
Plan of Carisbrooke Castle, Isle of Wight.
Alternate Title(s):
Kaisbroecx
Published/Created:
[1671?]

Physical Description:
1 map : pen and ink and watercolor ; sheet 64 x 75 cm
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Maps & Atlases (manuscript)
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:1,100
Notes:
The plan is signed "Le Lieutenant Collo. de Stroff fecit." Saunders notes: "Paul August de Storff was employed to survey garrisons in the Isle of Wight from 1671 and the next year was involved with alterations to Rincurran Fort, Kinsale. He was appointed as an engineer to the English Ordnance in 1678 until his discharge three months later" (see: Saunders, Andrew. Fortress Builder, p. 243). Three other Isle of Wight fortification plans by Storff are also present in the YCBA collection, depicting: an unidentified fort, possibly at Newtown (Dartmouth no. vi.1); Newport and Cowes (Dartmouth vi.2); and Sandown (Dartmouth vi.3).
Subject Terms:
Carisbrooke Castle (England) | Fortification -- Great Britain. | Isle of Wight (England) -- Maps. | Great Britain -- History, Military -- 1603-1714. | Great Britain -- Defenses.
Form/Genre:
Maps -- England -- Isle of Wight. | Ink drawings. | Watercolors.
Contributors:
Dartmouth, George Legge, Baron, 1648-1691, former owner.