Carte Generale des Costes d'Irlande, et des Costes Occidentales

Carte Generale des Costes d'Irlande, et des Costes Occidentales d'Angleterre avec une Partie de celles d'Ecosse. - A sea chart of the Irish coast, also showing the West coast of England, Wales and Scotland. Depth soundings in the Irish Sea. Numerous coastal towns and islands are indicated, as well as some geographical features inland. An inset map shows the area around Chester and the course of the river Dee. Description: From: 'La Neptune Francois […]', by Jaillot, published in Amsterdam by Pieter Mortier. First published in 1693 as a result of an initiative by the minister Colbert. Ref: Pastoureau. Original full size Atlas sheet. This sea chart includes extensive rhumb lines and a key describing the quality of the terrains along the coast. Islands and coastal settlements are labeled, including forts, ports, and villages. Highly detailed lines and soundings could help direct ships around the many small islands and narrow inlets. Size of the sheet: 63 x 98 cm., printed on thick paper, coloured by an contemporary hand, only little brownish.
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