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READ, R.P.

This Geographical Plan of the Island & Forts of St Helena

is Dedicated by permission to Field Marshal His Ro[ya]l Highness The Duke of Kent and Strathearn By Lieu[tenant] R.P. Read.

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79136
London, Published for the Proprietor by J.M. Rippin, No.21, Theobald's Road, 4181
£2,000

This is state four of the map. The imprint is unchanged, but 'Plantation House' is now labelled 'Plantation House The Residence of S.r H. Lowe The Govenor'. The island, situated in the South Atlantic, was chosen as the place for the Emperor Napoleon's second exile because of the ring of high cliffs that would make escape a virtual impossibility. The initial issue of this map was published in 1815 to capitalize commercially on his exile to the island.

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Hand-coloured folding engraved map. Age toned. Some margins 'chipped'.

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