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Coast of France from Calais to Fecamp by John Cary

£85.00 Approx $116.92, €99.53

Code: 54183

Date: 1782

Copper engraving; later hand colouring. Overall sheet size: 25.8cms x 32.5 cms; image size: 200mm x 278 mmAttractive and informative chart at a time when the British and French were engaged in the American War of Revolution with engagements in Europe, for example:   A naval engagement off Ferrol, Spain took place in 1782  when the British ship HMS Mediator commanded by James Luttrell successfully attacks a convoy of French and American ships attempting to supply the United States.  Knowledge of coasts and seas was of huge importance.  
The coastal towns of Sussex and Kent are marked (site of battle of Hastings marked)  with soundings in the sea and similarly the coasts of Normandy and Picardy and the major towns . Very good condition.