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OWEN, Francis. [A Georgian sea chart of Spithead]
This New & Correct Chart of Spithead, from the East End of Hayling Island to Stokes Bay, is by Permission, Most Respectfully Dedicated to the Right Honorable Lord Radstock, Vice Adrmiral of the Red, by his Lordships Obliged humble Serv.t Francis Owen, Master int he Royal Navy. London: Robert Laurie & James Whittle, 1801. 760 x 615mm. Splits in centre fold margins reinforced.
A detailed chart of Spithead, the roadstead for Portsmouth, often used by the Royal Navy. It also shows Portsea, Fareham, Porchester, Gosport, Havant and Hayling Island, and, on the other side of the Solent, Ryde, St Helens, Brading and Sandown on the Isle of Wight. Engraved by Benjamin Baker, it shows the region at a time when Britain feared invasion from France, during the War of the Second Coalition (1799-1802).
[Ref: 12948]    £650.00 ($877 • €734 rates)


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