Corwall and Devon coastal defences, 1540

Corwall and Devon coastal defences, 1540

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Caption: Corwall and Devon coastal defences. 16th-century map of the southern coasts of Cornwall and Devon, from the Scilly Isles (far left) and Land's End to Exeter (far right), showing the coastal defences. Plymouth is labelled at right. Numerous ships, settlements, forts, castles, rivers and bridges are shown. This manuscript dates from the period 1539 to 1540. The language used at the time was Early Modern English. This manuscript is from the Augustus section of the Cotton Manuscripts, held at the British Library.

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