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Maps and prints of naval engagements collected by George III

William Faden (1749-1836)

Chaguaramas, 1797 published 18 Mar 1798

Etching and engraving; printed on paper; hand coloured | Scale: 1:25,500 approx. | RCIN 735052

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A map of the Peninsula of Chaguaramas in Trinidad and Tobago, showing the positions of the British and Spanish ships on 16 February 1797. Anglo-Spanish War (1796-1808). Oriented with north to top (compass rose).

Admiral Hervey, escorting 40 transport ships, took control of Trinidad from the Spanish on 18 February. This map shows the positions of the Spanish and British fleets and the transports, as well as the sites of intended batteries and the proposed site of the new town of Chaguaramas.

  • William Faden (1749-1836) (publisher) [bottom centre, between border and platemark:] LONDON Published by W. Faden Geographer to THE KING and to H·R·H· the PRINCE OF WALES March 18.th 1798.

  • Watermark: Cropped: 1 7 L E [P...]

    Condition: no fold lines

  • Scale: 1:25,500 approx. Scale bar: Scale of one Nautic Mile or 2005 Varas of Castile [67 mm =].

    24.4 x 41.9 cm (neatline)

    25.3 x 42.5 cm (image)

    25.5 x 43.9 cm (platemark)

    28.7 x 45.9 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    PLAN OF THE PENINSULA AND HARBOUR OF CHAGUARAMAS, / IN THE ISLE OF TRINIDAD, with the position of THE BRITISH and SPANISH SQUADRONS 16 Feb.y 1797. [bottom centre, inside neatline]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Chaguaramus 16 Feb. 1797.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [in title, black pencil, the date:] 16 Feb.y [and 179] 7. (Verso) none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Chaguaramas Plan of the Peninsula and Harbour of Chaguaramas in the Isle of Trinidad, with the position of the British and Spanish Squadrons on the 16.th of Feb.y 1797: published by W. Faden, 1798.

  • From the collection of military and naval maps and prints formed by George III (1738-1820)

  • Subject(s)

    Chaguaramas, Trinidad and Tobago (10°41'21"N 61°38'22"W)

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