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Cartes et Coupe du Canal de la Manche

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Cartes et Coupe du Canal de la Manche : P. Buache

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A charming and interesting little chart showing the English Channel - "Canal de la Manche" with the south coast of England - Cornwall, Devon, Dorsetshire, Sussex, Kent and a large section of France - Bretagne, Normandie, Picardie, Artois. There is an inset map in the bottom right corner extending coverage into the North Sea between Norfolk, Suffolk and Kent and Holland. There is also a diagram spanning the top section of the chart showing the depths of the English Channel and German Sea. This rare map also indicates, with contour lines, sea depths. Buache was a renowned member of the school of French cartographic theoreticists, applying scientific theory to describe the earth's physical features.
mapmaker: P. Buache  
place and date of publication: Paris 1752
medium and colour: Copperplate, Original Colour
size in mm: 160 by 235mm (6.25 by 9.25 inches).
ref: 43638

Price: £ 280

 
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