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A colored plan of Le Valle dans le Clos, on the north-west coast of the island of Guernsey; shewing the soundings of the Bouche de Vale on the east, and the Pent or bay of St. Samson on the west, with various projected fortifications; drawn in 1680, by Thomas Phillips, on a scale of 600 feet to an inch.

A colored plan of Le Valle dans le Clos, on the north-west coast of the island of Guernsey; shewing the soundings of the Bouche de Vale on the east, and the Pent or bay of St. Samson on the west, with various projected fortifications; drawn in 1680, by Thomas Phillips, on a scale of 600 feet to an inch.

Shelfmark: King's MS 48

Item number: ff. 42v-43

Length: 505

Width: 729

Scale: Millimetres

This plan accompanies the "Observations and opinion of Capt. Christopher Gunman concerning the Harbor of Guernsey, called Bouche de Valle, given to Colonell Legge, May 21, 1680," with the examination of Pierre Du Vall and Peere Bishott; Captain Leake's account of Bouche de Valle, and the examination of Capt. William Betts.

The document is one from a larger report prepared for King Charles II in 1680-81: 'THE PRESENT STATE of Guernsey with a short accompt of Iersey and the Forts belonging to the said Islands, by Col nll George Legge [Baron Dartmouth, 1682], Lieutenant-General of His Ma ties ; Ordnance', 1680, with elaborately-coloured title-page enclosing, at the head, the royal arms and, at the foot, arms and crest of Legge, and many charts, plans, and views of Guernsey, Jersey, and Sark by Thomas Phillips, Engineer. On f. 2 is the letter of Col. Legge, dat. 9 Jan. 16 80 / 81 , presenting the report to King [Charles II].

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