A plan of Landguard Fort

Description

Cliffs, fields, roads, shoals and inlets are shown on this King’s Topographical Collection map of Harwich on Essex’s North Sea Coast. Across the Stour and Orwell estuary is the Landguard peninsula, dominated by a seventeenth-century fort built to protect the port of Harwich. An inset map of Landguard Fort is contained within a cartouche at right. Depth soundings are marked to the sea. In 1725, when this map was created, Harwich and Landguard were both within the county of Essex; boundary lines were later re-drawn and today Landguard is part of Suffolk. 

Full title:
A PLAN of LANDGUARD FORT with the TOWN and HARBOUR of HARWICH 1725.
Created:
1725
Format:
Pen and Ink / Map
Creator:
anonymous
Usage terms

Public Domain in most countries other than the UK.

Held by
British Library
Shelfmark:
Maps K.Top.39.61.

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