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? Sir David Dundas (1735-1820)

Havana, 1762 c.1762

Pencil, ink and watercolour on two pieces of thin paper, joined | Scale: 1:24,000 | RCIN 733047

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A topographical map of Havana and environs, 1762. Seven Years War (1756-63). Oriented with west-north-west to top (cardinal points).

The attribution to David Dundas is made on stylistic grounds. This appears to be a preliminary drawing for the fair copy of the map which is at RCIN 733046.a.

Formerly kept in a rough buff rag folder with the George III heading written on the outside.

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

  • Watermark: None

    Mark, stamped: 944

    Condition: eight fold lines; formerly folded to 15.7 x 8.9 cm; creased; brown discolouration; two tears repaired on verso with thin paper. Verso: induced discolouration

  • Scale: 1:24,000. Scale bar: Scale. 2000 feet to an Inch.

    51.1 x 60.8 cm (image and sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    No title

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Havana 7 June - 12 Aug. 1762.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom, left of centre, black pencil:] VIII/72.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Havana A drawn Plan of the Siege of the Havana by the British Forces in 1762.

  • 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)

    Havana, Ciudad de La Habana, Cuba (23°07'58"N 82°22'58"W)

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