New and Correct CHART of the SEAT of WAR, on the Coasts of FRANCE, SPAIN, PORTUGAL and ITALY; with the Adjacent Coasts & Islands, in the OCEAN and MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Drawn from Surveys, & Regulated by Astronomical Observations, by Thos. Kitchin Geographer
A map of Western Europe and North Africa around the end of the Seven Years War. As a chart coastal features are emphasized, and there is very little promoting figure/ground distinction save some light shading. Due to the small scale no soundings are shown; a few hazards and sand banks are displayed around Jersey and the English Channel. A 32 point compass rose shows rhumb lines around the Bay of Biscay, and the St. Georges and English Channels. The cartouche includes authority and is exceedingly elaborate with etches of sailing ships and sail boats, birds in flight, and vegetation.
The scale bar is in leagues, and London is used as the prime meridian; the scale was calculated from the scale bar and the coordinates from the map's graticule.
R. and J. Dodsley
1 map ; 24 x 30 cm
-10.211; 16.275; 35.500; 51.284
W. K. Morrison Special Collection
1st. ed., v. 6 1763. at end of edition.
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