CHART of the FRENCH COAST from Port Louis to the Mouth of the Loire; exhibiting Bell Isle, Quiberon Bay, and the Isle of Dumet where Sr. Edw'd Hawke defeated the French Fleet Nov'r 20, 1759
A chart of the coast of Brittany, including the mouth of the Loire, where Nantes, France's largest port at the time, lay only a few kilometres up river. Soundings, sandbanks, rocks/hazards, and rhumb lines emanating from an off-page compass rose at the mouth of the harbour are present to aid marine navigation. Some trees and grassland are shown to represent land features. As a chart there is extensive annotation of shore features; on land Questembert is labelled Quitamber. A Fluer de Lis in centered at bottom placing scale.
There is no scale bar for the chart, and the graticule uses London for the prime meridian; both the scale and coordinates were calculated using the map's graticule.
1 map ; 10 x 17 cm
Pays de la LoireBrittany
-3.563; -2.131; 47.167; 47.495
Unstated; large scale map, likely Mercator to preserve rhumb instead of a simple portolan.
W. K. Morrison Special Collection
v. 25 December 1759, opposite pg. 313.
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