Plan du port de Barfleur et de ses environs
DESCRIPTION: Highly detailed chart of the harbor and town of Barfleur, France and the surrounding coastline extending about 1.5 French mille marine to the north and south. Roads, fields, and very rocky offshore topography near the coast are depicted with great detail and relief. This graphic treasure captures the state of that stretch of coastline as it was in 1832 from the Pointe de Barfleur with its lighthouse to the north, past Anse Crabet and dozens of small islets, beyond the Plateau de Antiqueires and Plateau de Moulard to Anse de Landemer south of Barfleur. Nearby villages depicted include Monfarville, Quenanville, and Gatteville.
Manuscript notation of a cannon battery at the far east end of Barfleur harbor includes four red lines extending into the sea presumably marking the prospective firing angle and range of those cannon protecting the navigational channel. Circular stamp of Depot General de la Marine. Number 848. Price 2 francs.
TITLE: Plan du port de Barfleur et de ses environs levee en 1832 et 1833 par les Ingenieurs Hydrographes de la Marine sous les ordres de M. Beautemps-Beaupre…
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CONDITION: Very good
Single horizontal fold. A few small light stains. On heavy wove paper.
COLORING: None but manuscript red and blue lines.
ENGRAVER: E. Collins fils
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