Maps of Isle of Wight

Maps of Isle of Wight

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VECTIS | INSVLA. | Anglice | THE ISLE OF | WIGHT.

[Amsterdam : Joan Blaeu]
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Wight[The Isle of]

Fowles, A.W. Ventnor
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Essai d'une isle de Wight

1 Karte : Kupferdruck ; 30 x 47 cm Le Rouge; Taylor chez le Rouge rue des g.ds Augustins
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Description of the Isle of Wight

This map of the Isle of Wight dates from around 1600. It is titled on the reverse "Description of the Isle of Wight". A scale bar is included with the motif of dividers, stating ‘Scala Miliaria’, revealing that the map is drawn on a scale of half an inch to one mile. We can not be certain of the identity of the cartographer of this map but it may be one which is thought to have been produced by William White, which was then augmented and published by John Speed in his Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine. Both this map and the Speed map exaggerate the width of waterways, the depth of bays and prominence of headlands, in a similar way. Such exaggerations suggest that this map was not the result of survey and was drawn by eye. The beacon network on the island is shown by pictorial representations of individual beacons. The Needles are represented by three squat triangles and labelled ‘The nedles’. The period during which this map was produced saw England at war with Spain. The emphasis on the beacon network suggests that the map is concerned with defence in this climate of unease. Since the accession of the Protestant Elizabeth I to the English throne in 1558 Anglo-Spanish relationship had deteriorated. The continued English raids on Spanish colonial interests and England’s support of the Protestant rebellion in the Spanish ruled Netherlands had induced the Catholic Philip II to plan an invasion of England. Although the Spanish were dramatically defeated by the English in 1588, England remained at war with Spain for many years and further attempts to invade were made by Philip of Spain with the dispersal of the ‘second Armada’ in October 1596 and the assembly of the ‘third Armada’ in the following spring. White, William
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Vectis insvla. anglice the isle of Wight

1 Karte : Kupferdruck ; 37 x 49 cm Blaeu Joan Blaeu
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Map of the Isle of Wight

1 : 78000 Isle of Wight (Anglie) Edward Stanford
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V anglickém průlivu

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O anglickém průlivu

1 : 290000 Isle of Wight (Anglie) Hanf, Norbert Kořenský, Josef J. Otta
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Lymington (Hills) - OS One-Inch Revised New Series

1 : 63360 Topographic maps Ordnance Survey Ordnance Survey
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Lymington (Outline) - OS One-Inch Revised New Series

1 : 63360 Topographic maps Ordnance Survey Ordnance Survey
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Chale (Outline) - OS One-Inch Revised New Series

1 : 63360 Topographic maps Ordnance Survey Ordnance Survey
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Chale (Hills) - OS One-Inch Revised New Series

1 : 63360 Topographic maps Ordnance Survey Ordnance Survey
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Newport 27A

1 : 10560 This plan of the Isle of Wight extends from the Newport estuary, at the top of the map, to the chalk downlands near Brixton, Shorwell and Chillerton, at the bottom. The drawing is made on rectangular sheet lines, enclosed by a black border. Fields are coloured brown where cultivated, and green or blank if untilled. The Norman and Tudor Carisbrooke Castle is represented pictorially below Newport, and named in gothic lettering. Gardner, William
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Niton (Isle of Wight)

1 : 10560 This is a plan of,St Catherine's Point, the southernmost tip of the Isle of Wight. Steep narrow gorges or 'chines', cut by streams running down to the sea, dominate the coast., The drawing is made on rectangular sheet lines, enclosed by a black border. Fields are coloured brown where cultivated, and green or blank if untilled. Stitch holes along the margins of the map indicate that it was formerly edged with protective material, probably silk. Gardner, William
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SZ59 - OS 1:25,000 Provisional Series Map

1 : 25000 Topographic maps Ordnance Survey Ordnance Survey
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SZ58 - OS 1:25,000 Provisional Series Map

1 : 25000 Topographic maps Ordnance Survey Ordnance Survey
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SZ49 - OS 1:25,000 Provisional Series Map

1 : 25000 Topographic maps Ordnance Survey Ordnance Survey
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SZ48 - OS 1:25,000 Provisional Series Map

1 : 25000 Topographic maps Ordnance Survey Ordnance Survey
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SZ39 - OS 1:25,000 Provisional Series Map

1 : 25000 Topographic maps Ordnance Survey Ordnance Survey
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St Helens 27A

1 : 10560 This plan of the Isle of Wight extends from Sandown Bay, At the bottom right, To Haven Street, At the top. The drawing is made on rectangular sheet lines, Enclosed by a black border. Fields are coloured brown where cultivated, And green or blank if untilled. Stonework buildings or structures are drawn in red ink at major settlements like Newchurch and Brading. Infilled or blocked areas of black or sepia ink depict structures or buildings made from impermanent materials such as wood. Coniferous trees are distinguished pictorially from deciduous trees on this map. Gardner, William
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Yarmouth 27A

1 : 10560 A high chalk ridge dominates the coastline at the bottom of this plan of the Isle of Wight, ending in the sea at the far left, where the three pinnacles of the Needles rise to a height of about 30 metres. The drawing is made on rectangular sheet lines, enclosed by a black border. Stonework buildings or structures are drawn in red ink at major settlements like Yarmouth at the top of the map. Gardner, William
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Cowes 27A

1 : 10560 This plan of the Isle of Wight shows the River Medina flowing north into the Solent Channel, at the top of the map between West and East Cowes. The drawing is made on rectangular sheet lines, enclosed by a black border. Stonework buildings and structures are drawn in red ink at major settlements such as Newtown and Cowes. Irregular field boundaries dominate the coastal landscape. The care with which they are delineated suggests they were measured rather than estimated or sketched by the surveyor. Gardner, William
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Beaulieu

This drawing covers a section of the south coast bordering the Solent and Southampton Water. The defence requirements of this area were considerable as the Solent gave access to the important ports of Portsmouth and Southampton. Calshot Castle, shown here in red and black at the mouth of Southampton Water, was built by Henry VIII as part of a defensive chain defending the coast by cannon power. The drawing features a large decorative compass whose rays are visible extending to the edge of the land mass. Several corrections can be seen in black ink, where place names and the exact course of roads have been altered.
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SZ47 - OS 1:25,000 Provisional Series Map

1 : 25000 Topographic maps Ordnance Survey Ordnance Survey
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SZ57 - OS 1:25,000 Provisional Series Map

1 : 25000 Topographic maps Ordnance Survey Ordnance Survey
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Hampshire & Isle of Wight LXXX - OS Six-Inch Map

1 : 10560 Topographic maps Ordnance Survey Ordnance Survey
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Hampshire & Isle of Wight LXXXVIII - OS Six-Inch Map

1 : 10560 Topographic maps Ordnance Survey Ordnance Survey
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Hampshire & Isle of Wight XCIII - OS Six-Inch Map

1 : 10560 Topographic maps Ordnance Survey Ordnance Survey
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