A very early map of the Island -
Map, hand coloured copper plate engraving, scale about 4 miles to 1..
Thought to be developed as a defence map of portsmouth in
Mapper maker extraordinary, Mercator developed his magnificent map..
Speed was a very established map make of the 17th Century whose maps..
Hantshire and to the base the Island drawn by John Speed
Hant Shire. 1626 John Bill in An Abridgment of Camden's Britannia.
1628 Mercator, Gerard. Henricus Hondius,
1635 Gerard Mercator . (Isle of Wight) The Seventh Table of..
Vectis Insula Anglice The Isle of Wight. ca.1650
Wight. 1650 from Gerard Mercator's map published originally by..
The Isle of Wight. Anglesey by Janson - Wight 1650
1662 Vdkeere Isle of Wight
1673 Richard Blome Mapp of the Isle of Wight
Del Regno D'Inghilterra. 1692 Vincento Coronelli in Corso..
1693 Capt.Grenville Collins
The lovely yellow laburnum bushes growing on the hill gave the name to this unusual hexagonal Fort.
This spectacular concentric fort was one of the major forts proposed in the Royal Commission of 1860, its primary goal was to protect the Spithead..
Yarmouth Castle was actually completed after the Death of is visionary creator Henry VIII , being one of his Device ports designed to deter any..