Particular Plan of the Town and Fort of St. Philip [on plate with] A Draught of the Town and Harbour of Mahon with St. Philip's Fort and Its Fortifications
First map at top includes engraved references a-t. Second map on bottom of plate with title and 5 lines of engraved text. On page 11 of the volume begins an account of the island. A plan of St. Philip's Castle with its accompanying town, and another smaller scale plan along with the strategically important harbour and the town of Mahon, in Minorca, one of the Balearic Islands. The explanatory legend details the castle's fortifications, while soundings and coastlines are shown for the harbour. A description of the work sits below the map. engraved on map are various important structures: Nunnery, Victualing Office for the navy, Product House, Mast house, Quarantine Island, The New Road, and Navel Hospital. Fortifications are detailed as are vegetation, buildings, fathom depths, and pathways
Each map has a scale bar in furlongs, and no graticule is present in the map; the scale is calculated from the map's scale bar, and the coordinates were obtained via georeferencing and pertain to map B of the harbour.
2 maps on one sheet; map 12 x 26 cm and map 13 x 26 cm
4.227; 4.328; 39.836; 39.906
Map A 1:11,000 B 1:27,500
W. K. Morrison Special Collection
v.1., April 1756, opposite pg. 1
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