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The Seven Years War (1756-63)

Manuscript and printed maps and views, correspondence and journals from the first global war


A view of the Battle of Cartagena, 28 February 1758. Seven Years War (1756-63). 
The naval Battle of Cartagena was fought on 28 February 1758 between a British fleet, under the command of Admiral Henry Osborn (bap.1694-1771) and a French fleet commanded b
First section 1758

The British landing at Cancale Bay, and action at Louisbourg

A view of HMS Buckingham attacking the French ships Florisant, L'Egrette and L'Atalante, 3 November 1758. Seven Years War (1756-63). 
Additional text: [left of title:] NB the Buckingham was so / disabled in her Mast Rigging &ca as to be / incapable of
Second section 1758

The Battle of Krefeld, and British operations in Cherbourg