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Fort den Haak and Walcheren, 1784

N:o 6 Walcheren. Fort de Haak


Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper | Scale: 1:218 approx. | RCIN 734102.2.e

A plan, together with four other manuscript maps and plans at RCINs 734102.2.a-e, appear to result from a clandestine intelligence gathering operation on the Walcheren area in December 1784 in advance of proposed British hostilities. Oriented with south-west to top.

The map is flanked on the left by a small watercolour perspective view of the fort and, on the right, by a small watercolour 'Birds Eye View' with notes.

Five plans of part of the island of Walcheren and the attack on Flushing (Vlissingen). Formerly contained in a rough buff paper folder on which the old heading is written: XIV/102-2-a-e ['a-e' added in later hand] Walcheren, 1784. [Bottom, black pencil, in a modern hand:] Jan '87 [i.e. 1987] CMB.

Condition: no fold lines; trimmed to neatline at left and right edges. Verso: induced discolouration.
  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: Strasburg bend and lily, the letters GR below

    Mark, stamped: 1044

    Condition: no fold lines; trimmed to neatline at left and right edges. Verso: induced discolouration

  • Scale: 1:218 approx. Scale bar: Scale for the Plan only [89 mm =] 10 Toises.

    17.3 x 47.7 cm (neatline)

    20.6 x 48.0 cm (image)

    22.0 x 48.0 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    N:o 6 Walcheren. Fort de Haak. [top left, outside border]


    George III heading: Walcheren, 1784.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Walcheren Five drawn Plans of Fortifications in the Island of Walcheren, relative to a proposed Attack of Flushing, 1784.

  • Subject(s)

    Fort den Haak, Breezand, Netherlands (51°35'00"N 03°37'07"E)

    Walcheren, Netherlands (51°31'10"N 03°34'47"E)

Page revisions

  • 14 March 2024