Woodcut covering the coastline from the Lizard Peninsula in England to the Strait of Gibraltar. Perhaps due to space restrictions, the English Channel appears closed off between England and France. The map is accompanied by a written description of the movement of English fleets.
Map of Bay De Chatalilon, located on the west coast of France. There is a sketch of a small fort (Fort Fouras) on top of the map sheet. A sketch of a ship in profile located on the top right corner of the map, with its own scale bar in feet, and load water lines.
Map depicts the most north western part of France detailing the Bay of Biscay and The Channel coastlines. Part of Flanders, Holland, and England are located in the topmost part of the map. A partial coastline of Iceland appears in the top left corner.
It's interesting to look at maps that were drawn at a time of significant events. Such is the case with this Saint-Malo map. Published in June 1758 while the final seige of Louisbourg was underway, it would be to Saint-Malo that many Acadian exiles would be sent later in 1758 and 1759.
Decorative rococo title cartouche. Detailed harbor chart with many soundings in the Road of Brest. Locates all harbors, towns, rivers, capes and islands. The map labels the water depth in the bays and seas around Brest. The walled city of Brest is well shown, as are small houses, churches and windmills. Map extends from Le Counquet to Le Faou, detailing the coastline, anchorages and soundings throughout the area.
Map of Belle'Isle which was captured by the British in April 1761 during the Seven Years' War. Map details the Sauzon, Palais, Bangor, and Laemaria Parishes. Parishes are alphabetically denoted on the map - A, B, C, and D with References in bottom left corner. The Gulf of Gascony and Bay of Biscay are prominent as is The Great Road and Road of Saxon.
Map detailing the path of lunar eclipse in France and England. No landmarks are noted but several cities are indicated. Other countries noted are: Norway, Scotland, and Ireland. Shaded areas indicate radius of lunar eclipse.
A plan of the port of Toulon, France, and surrounding land and waters post Vauban's build up of its fortifications and the creation of the causeway connecting l'Isle de Sépet to the mainland. The description of a 'camp of 1707' refers to Imperial Army of Sardinia and Savoy's siege of the town during the War of the Spanish Succession which was successfully resisted. The forts and redoubts that played prominent roles during the siege are shown, along with the hilly topography and a quite detailed coastline with sandy beaches omitted. Toulon itself is highly generalized, but the famous Tour Royale built under Louis XII is shown as the 'Great Tower'. The ocean is contrasted to the land through the use of tinting tools or engraver's rakes to create even parallel lines from coastlines to extents.
A profile and plan of what is assumed to be the Grotte de la Glacière near Besançon, France. Both plan and profile are aligned so that the user may better visualize the cavern in three dimensions. A corresponding legend is available within the accompanying text. The details of the wood cut, especially the numerous trees, terrain shading, and grass are quite impressive.