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The New Illustrated Map of the Douro (detail)

The New Illustrated Map of the Douro (detail) | The Douro Index | Scoop.it

The New Illustrated Map of the Douro (small detail) by David Eley. The full map measures 3.01m x .85m plus ample white margins. Carrying approximately 130 watercolour illustrations, the Douro Map lends a pictorial narrative to world's oldest formally demarcated wine region..published in two archival signed limited editions and available from The Douro Map Company.

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Master of the Ordnance

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Master-General of the Ordnance The Rt. Hon. General Sir George Murray 1772-1846. The man responsible for mapping the remote Douro valley in the first half of the 19th century. "the greatest brain on the Peninsular after to Wellington" Though Baron Joseph James Forrester gains so much credit for mapping the Douro valley and its winemaking quintas, it is undeoubtedly the case the majority of cartographical work was carried out by the British Army under the direction of this man. Click to see the full length portrait, magnificently painted by Sir Henry Raeburn.

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