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? Sir David Dundas (1735-1820)

Cancale and Saint-Malo, 1758 c.1758

Pen, ink and watercolour on two sheets of thin paper, joined | Scale: 1:23,000 approx. | RCIN 732055.b

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A map of the Bay of Cancale to illustrate the expedition to the French coast under the Duke of Marlborough in June 1758. Seven Years War (1756-63). Oriented with north to top (cardinal points). 

A copy on thin paper of RCIN 732055.a. An entry for a 'drawn plan on thin paper' of 'St. Malos & part of the coast of Britagne' appears in the listing of Lieutenant-General Robert Napier's maps (RA Cumberland Papers Vol. 6/12), but it is not possible to identify, with certainty, this map with that entry. Napier (c.1703-66), was Adjutant General and Secretary for Military Affairs to the Duke of Cumberland.

  • ? Sir David Dundas (1735-1820) (surveyor and draughtsman)

  • Watermark: None

    Mark, stamped: 837

    Condition: one fold line; brown discolouration

  • Scale: 1:23,000 approx. Scale bar: Une Lieue [193 mm =].

    31.5 x 77.4 cm (image and neatline)

    32.0 x 78.5 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    No title


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

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [top left, black pencil, crossed out in black pencil:] 8/7; [top, left of centre, black pencil, in Mason's hand?:] VIII/57; [top right, black pencil:] 8/[1].

    George III catalogue entry:

    Cancalle A drawn Map of the Bay and Coast from Cancalle to S.t Malo relative to the Expedition under the Duke of Marlborough in June 1758 inclosing a copy of D.o on thin paper. Malo, S.t A drawn Map of the Bay and Coast from Concalle to S.t Malo relative to the Expedition under the Duke of Marlborough in June 1758: inclosing two copies of D.o on thin paper.

  • 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)

    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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