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Brittany Bloomed Due to Its Strategic Position in Late 17th Century

old nautical map of southern brittany

Map of the Southern Coast of Brittany /Bretagne, 1693.

This map brings us to the end of 17th century when Brittany fully benefited from its strategic position between Spain, Britain and the Netherlands and played a leading role in France’s naval expansion – Bretons constituted an important component of the French Navy and contributed to the colonisation of the New France and the West Indies.

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