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A coloured plan of the island of Sark; drawn in 1680, by Thomas Phillips, on a scale of 1700 feet to an inch.

A coloured plan of the island of Sark; drawn in 1680, by Thomas Phillips, on a scale of 1700 feet to an inch.

Engineer: Thomas Phillips

Shelfmark: King's MS 48

Item number: ff. 57v-58

Length: 505

Width: 719

Scale: Millimetres

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The central map of Sark was drawn at a scale of 1: 20 400. Also included on the same sheet are: A north-east view, in Indian ink, of the bay at the north end of the island of Sark; A south-west view, in Indian ink, of the bay at the north end of the island of Sark; A coloured plan of the bay at the north end of the island of Sark, taken at low water; and A coloured profile of the bay at the north end of the island of Sark, taken at low and high water, from the island to the Fischer Stone, with the soundings in feet at high water.

The folio is 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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