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Brest and Camaret, 1694 1694 or later

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper; laid down on coarse linen | Scale: 1:71,000 approx. | RCIN 724064

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A map of the attack on 18 June 1694 on Camaret, near Brest, by the Dutch and English, commanded by Colonel Thomas Tollemache (c.1651-94) and Peregrine Osborne, Marquess of Carmarthen (1659-1729) resulting in a victory for the French, commanded by Sébastien Le Prestre, marquis de Vauban (1633-1707). Nine Years War (1688-97). Oriented with north to top. 

The curved trajectories of the mortar bombs fired from the coastal batteries are drawn in red ink, while those of cannon are shown as black straight lines.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: Strasburg bend with lily; countermark: L [?] B

    Mark, stamped: 44

    Condition: six fold lines; worn along folds; five holes punched along each of left and right edges. Verso: heavy surface dirt along right edge. [See RCINs 724053, 724060, 724062, 724065, 724066, 724067, 724068 for similar punched holes.]

  • Scale: 1:71,000 approx. Scale bar: 2 LIEÜES [136 mm =].

    39.5 x 53.6 cm (neatline)

    40.3 x 54.4 cm (image)

    41.4 x 55.6 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    No title

    Additional text:

    [bottom left, a key, A-I, K-N, to the Bay of Camaret, the various ships, trenches, batteries, etc.]


    George III heading: Brest 18 June 1694.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [top right, black pencil:] 18 June 1694 [and, black pencil:] 13 [or B] 11; [bottom right, red pencil:] 3/147 [and, black pencil:] IV/82.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Brest A drawn Plan of the Attack of Brest by the English, on the of June 1694.

  • Probably from the collection of military and naval maps and prints formed by Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland (1721-65), third son of George II; subsequently acquired by George III (1738-1820)

  • Subject(s)

    Brest, Brittany, France (48°24'00"N 04°29'00"W)

    Camaret-sur-Mer, Brittany, France (48°16ʹ30ʺN 04°35ʹ46ʺW)

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