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The Seven Years War (1756-63)

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


Cancale and Saint-Malo, 1758


Pencil on paper | Scale: not stated. Not to scale. | RCIN 732057

A sketch of the area around St Malo, 1758. Seven Years War (1756-63). Oriented with north to top.

This sketch is very brief on detail - rather resembling the sketching of thoughts on a paper napkin at dinner. The only settlements shown are Cancale (not named) and St Malo.

Condition: four fold lines; surface dirt on verso.
  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: Britannia in a crowned quadruple circle within which are the words PRO REGE PRO PATRIA; the letters JW below the crown, in the circle

    Mark, stamped: 840

    Condition: four fold lines; surface dirt on verso

  • Scale: not stated. Not to scale.

    19.9 x 32.0 cm (image and sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    No title


    George III heading: Cancalle and S.Malo 5-12 June 1758.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom right, black pencil, two numbers, one over the other, the bottom:] VIII/5[7]-d; [the top:] XVI/7; [top left, black pencil:] 8/[8]; [bottom left, black pencil, erased and illegible, old heading?].

    George III catalogue entry:

    Cancalle A drawn Sketch relative to the Expedition to Cancalle and S.t Malo in June 1758. [The same entry appears under the heading Malo, S.t.]

  • Subject(s)

    Cancale, Brittany, France (48°40'33"N 01°51'08"W)

    Saint-Malo, Brittany, France (48°39'00"N 02°01'00"W)

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  • 14 March 2024