Carte Particuliere des Cotes de France (Cherbourg)
DESCRIPTION: Attractive 1839 chart of the environs around Chebourg, France including Cape Hague and Cape Levi. Includes villages of Biville, Vauville, Auderville, Tonneville, Omonville, Greeville, Flottemanville, Querqueville, Henneville, Equerdeville, Toulaville, and Bretteville, and Cherbourg. The locations of several forts are noted and the cannon batteries and forts are named via script annotations in black ink.
Chart has been profusely annotated in manuscript apparently by a member of the military or a military engineer. Numerous pencil notations in left margin and top with bearings. Red pen used to draw lines radiating from cannon batteries to delineate the expected range and line of fire. Numerous soundings. Circular stamp of Depot General de la Marine. Price 2 francs.
TITLE: Carte Particuliere des Cotes de France (Anse de Vauville, Cap de la Carte Particuliere des Cotes de France (Anse de Vauville, Cap de la hague, rade de Cherbourg, ague, Rade de Cherbourg, Cap Levi) levee en 1832 et 1833 par les Ingenieurs Hydrographes de la Marine sous les ordres de M. Beautemps-Beaupre…
BODY OF WATER: Seine River
CONDITION: Very good
Single horizontal fold, slightly browned. A few small light stains. On heavy wove paper. Right and left side marginal inscriptions in pencil. Manuscript red lines denoting fields of fire.
COLORING: None except manuscript red lines.
ENGRAVER: E. Collin fils
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