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Chart of the Road of Brest with the New Fortifications by John Cary

£85.00 Approx $116.92, €99.53

Code: 54184

Date: 1781

Copper engraving; later hand colouring. Overall sheet size: 34.2cms x 25.9 cms; image size: 281mm x 221.  Attractive 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.  Old folds as issued. Ownership stamp: T Smerham and in ms No 14 on verso of map, not visible from front.   One slight edge tear bottom margin else very good condition.