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William Roy (1726-90)

Cherbourg, 1758

[Orders for the day. Headed ‘Essex June 29:th off Cherbourg / Parole – Sennegal’.] c.1758

Pen and ink on paper | 32.6 x 20.5 cm (sheet) | RCIN 732066.c

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Orders which accompany the map of Cherbourg and the report at RCIN 732066.a and b. Seven Years War (1756-63).

  • William Roy (1726-90) (draughtsman)

  • Watermark: The crowned monogram GR, wreath to each side, all within a circle

    Mark, stamped: 851

    Condition: four fold lines

  • 32.6 x 20.5 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    [Orders for the day. Headed ‘Essex June 29:th off Cherbourg / Parole – Sennegal’.]


    George III heading: Cherbourg 29-30 June 1758.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top left, black pencil, erased:] Cherbourg [and an indecipherable number]. (Verso) [bottom left, black pencil, in Mason's hand?]: VIII/57.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Cherbourg A drawn Plan and three views of the Town and Environs of Cherbourg, relative to the attempt against that place under the command of the Duke of Marlborough, on the and of June 1758: by W.m Roy, with his letter giving an Account of the Expedition and inclosing the order of the day of the of June 1758.

  • 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)

    Cherbourg-Octeville, Basse-Normandy, France (49°38'23"N 01°36'58"W)

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