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Galliae, Biscajae et Gallissiae Sinus

Date: 1715
Dimensions:
Overall: 480 x 542 mm
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Cabinet of Discoveries
Classification:Maps, charts and plans
Object Name: Chart
Object No: 00008704
Related Place:Bretagne, Biscay, Bay of, Galicia, Vizcaya,

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    A coloured chart of the Bay of Biscay showing the coastline of western France from Brittany to Gascony and northern Spain from Basque Country (Vizcaya) to Galicia. The title 'Galliae, Biscajae et Gallissiae sinus' appears top right corner. At top left corner there is an inset map of the port of Lorient in Brittany titled 'Le port de Lorient' where the French East India Company had its warehouses and shipyards. At centre there is a vignette of a naval battle. At bottom centre there is a cartouche with the inscription 'De Bocht van Vranckryck Biscajen en Galis sen' and 'Gedruckt by R. & L. Ottens'.
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