Anonymous
1660

Very old manuscript map of Guernsey Island

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Gernesaye (Guernsey)

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Very old manuscript map of the island of Guernsey ( "Gernsaye" ), one of the Channel Islands in the English Channel near the French coast. Estimated ca. 1660. Locates all the churches on the island. Saint Peter Port is referenced only as "the towne". The map shows the "Chastion Cornet" or Castle Cornet offshore where today it is but a short walk from town center.

Manuscript signature at bottom "Reginaldo Wolfio Autore". The map does not appear to be drawn with much skill, raising the possibility that this is a quick copy of another work, perhaps a map of Guernsey by Blaeu. Contains many of the guide lines used to construct the map, perhaps based on bearings from key points.

A few wormholes passing through the original and the backing paper suggest substantial age to the work.

CREATOR: Anonymous

PUBLICATION DATE: 1660

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: United Kingdom

BODY OF WATER: English Channel

CONDITION: Fair.  Margins removed, laid to backing paper. Browned.

COLORING: Original hand coloring to churches.

ENGRAVER: Manuscript

SIZE: 15 " x 11 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 0

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