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Battle of Manila, 1762

PLAN OF MANILLA / Capital of the PHILIPINE ISLANDS / Taken by Storm the 6. Octob.r 1762. / by the English Army Commanded by / Brigadier General Draper / With the united Efforts of His Majestys Squadron / Commanded by Rear... 1762 or later

Engraving and etching; printed on paper; hand coloured | Scale: 1:5,000 approx. | RCIN 733068

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A plan of the Battle of Manila, 6 October 1762. Seven Years War (1756-63): Anglo-Spanish War (1761-63). Oriented with north-east to top. This plan is similar in virtually all respects to RCIN 733067, and may have been copied from it, or another example of it.

The successful British combined operations attack on the Spanish stonghold of Manila on 6 October 1762 was commanded by Brigadier-General William Draper (1721-87) and Rear-Admiral Samuel Cornish (c.1715-70). The Spanish opponents were commanded by Archbishop Manuel Antonio Rojo del Rio y Vieyra (1708-64; Governor-General of the Philippines) and Simón de Anda y Salazar (1701-76). The action was fought during the Anglo-Spanish War (1761-63) which was, in turn, a part of the Seven Years War. The city was returned to the Spanish after the Treaty of Paris (1763).

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys in crowned shield, a ‘4’ suspending the letters L V G below; countermark: IVILLEDARY

    Condition: two fold lines; creased; three small tears to top edge. Verso: induced discolouration

  • Scale: 1:5,000 approx. Scale bar: [73 mm =] 400 Yards.

    39.0 x 52.2 cm (neatline)

    39.6 x 52.7 cm (image)

    41.7 x 54.2 cm (platemark)

    44.5 x 57.4 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    PLAN OF MANILLA / Capital of the PHILIPINE ISLANDS / Taken by Storm the 6. Octob.r 1762. / by the English Army Commanded by / Brigadier General Draper / With the united Efforts of His Majestys Squadron / Commanded by Rear Admiral Cornish. [top right]

    Additional text:

    [bottom, left of centre, a key, 1-31 and a-i, k-u, to the principal buildings and batteries, etc.]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Manilla 6 Oct. 1762.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Manilla A Plan of Manilla taken by Storm 6.th Oct.r 1762, by the English Army commanded by General Draper; with the united Effort of His Majesty’s Squadron commanded by Admiral Cornish. / [above entry, black pencil annotation:] An engraved Spanish map taken from Geo. III papers 1915

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

  • Subject(s)

    Manila, National Capital Region, Phillipines (14°36'15"N 120°58'55"E)

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