New smaller map of the Channel to assist the King’s ships

1749
59,2 x 91,5
France - Rouen - Archives départementales de Seine-Maritime
51 Fi 91
Early modern period
Maritime and Trade links

The Channel is one of the busiest seas in the world from the point of view of ship numbers, and covers an area of 75,000 km2. It links the Atlantic Ocean to the North Sea and acts as a border between France and England. The current word used to describe it in French, La Manche, is quite recent, as for many centuries it was called “the Sea of Brittany”. 

Location

The exhibitions

The Keep, Falmer
"The First World War"
Discover the new East Sussex County Council website dedicated to the First World War
www.eastsussexww1.org.uk