Charts and maps, Grenville collection

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Island of Mauritius

Charts and maps

Object connections:

Collection Charts and maps, Grenville collection
Gallery locationNot on display

Object details:

Object ID GREN1C/5(A)
Description Single sheet. Ms. Scale: ca. 1:500 000 (bar). Cartographic Note: North at 263 degrees. Rhumb lines. Latitude and longitude noted. Anchorages and rocks but no soundings shown. Scale in leagues. Contents Note: The chart shows the roads and fortifications on the island, the cruising station for frigates of observation, stations for the ships of war and troop transports, and passages to the harbour at Grand Port. Accompanied by a sheet of text in which James Campbell described 'A sure plan by which the Island of Mauritius may be taken with very little trouble and a small loss of men'. The plan was to land troops at Grand Port, then travel overland and round the coast to take Port Louis.
Date made 1804

Artist/Maker Campbell, James
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Caird Collection
Measurements Drawing area 53.5 x 41cm, on sheet 56 x 44cm.
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