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The History of the Kings Work 1485-1600 Volume III (Part I) H. M. Colvin p.356

The History of the Kings Work 1485-1600 Volume III (Part I)  H. M. Colvin p.356

cartographer: [Jean Rotz]

Date: 1542

Shelfmark: Cotton Augustus I.ii

Item number: f.66

Length: 900

Width: 439

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Manuscript Map

This is a chart of the English Channel possibly dating from 1542/4. It shows the south coast of England and the facing French shore, from Calais to Brittany. It is drawn in ink over a pale blue wash and is characterized by delicate renderings of vegetation and wind heads. One of the wind heads differs from the others in that it is a death head, blowing from the south. The presence of the death head on the French side of the channel may be a comment on the negative anglo French relationship at this time.

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