Costume of a Smuggler of Grand Bretagne.
The island of Great Britain lies in the Atlantic Ocean, between the Irish Sea and the North Atlantic in the west, the North Sea to the east and the Channel in the southeast, on the north-western coast of the European continent.
Historically, there were two Britain: the island (Great) Britain and the peninsula of the United Kingdom (now called Brittany) in the north-west of France. In English they are called Great Britain and Brittany; In French, a distinction is made between Grande Bretagne and Brittany.
Source: Manners, customs and costumes of all peoples of the world, based on authentic documents and and newer travel (1843) by Auguste Wahlen. (Mœurs, usages et costumes de tous les peuples du monde, d’après des documents and authentiques et les voyages des plus récents; (1843) Author: Auguste Wahlen, 1785-1850. Engrapher: François Pannemaker 1822-1900)