Chart of the British Channel with the Opposite Coast of the United Kingdom, and the Republic of France
London. Published as the Act directs November 5th 1803 by J. Stratford, Holborn Hill.
Coloured engraved map, rare. 340 x 420mm, 13½ x 16½". Impression weak in places, especially the publication line, tears in binding folds.
Despite the title this map shows the British Isles as far north as Dublin, Liverpool and Spurn Head. The map's purpose is to show the potential landing sites of the feared French invasion following the collapse of the Peace of Amiens in May that year. A table lists the landing sites of various invading armies in Britain and Ireland since the Normans in 1066.
[Ref: 26308] £280.00