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Islands of St. Marcou

Islands of St. Marcou

Engraver: Wells, J.

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1798

Shelfmark: Ktop LV

Item number: 83

Length: 28

Width: 51

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

View of the Islands of St. Marcouf in the English Channel off the coast of France. These islands are a group of small islets situated in the Berry of Seine, between Caen and Cherbourg. They are named after St Marculf a French monk and missionary who lived in the 5th century. Every year he spent the period of Lent in solitude on one of these islets.

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