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Greenvile Collins: [Devon Coast]

Map: DEVON518
 
Cartographer: Greenvile Collins
Title: [Devon Coast]
Date: 1785
Published: London
Width: 22 inches / 56 cm
Height: 17 inches / 44 cm
Map ref: DEVON518
Description:
This map commemmorates one of the key events in late 17th century English history, namely the invasion of England by William, Prince of Orange who went on to depose the unpopular James II in the Glorious Revolution. The chart delienates the coastline from Exmouth and Topsham, past Torbay, Dartmouth and Salcomb, finally through to Newton Ferry. The centre of the map focuses on Torbay or Tarbay with Brixeham Key named as the landing spot for William. A large cartouche on the upper right illustrates this landing by means of an oval vignette flanked by allegorical figures of Justice and Prudence. The map is dedicated to Thomas, Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, one of the leading politicians of the day. Among several positions, he was First Lord of the Admiralty in 1690-92, therefore contemporary to the issue of Collin's charts.