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Thomas Kitchin (1719-84)

Havana, 1762

A PLAN / of the / HAVANA / and its ENVIRONS, with the / several POSTS and ATTACKS, made by / the BRITISH FORCES; under / the Command of the / Earl of Albemarle and S,,r Geo: Pocock: / which was Taken 13 Aug: 1762 1762

Etching and engraving; printed on silk; edged with blue silk | Scale: 1:24,000 | RCIN 733048

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A map, printed on silk of Havana and environs, showing the British attacks of 1762. Seven Years War (1756-63). Oriented with north to top.

There is a fainter, second impression of the right hand border, which overlaps the 'References'. This map appears to be based on the information and style of David Dundas's maps at RCINs 733046 and 733047. Prince Edward Augustus, Duke of York and Albany, Vice Admiral of the Blue, to whom Kitchin was appointed engraver, was present at Havana in 1762.

  • Thomas Kitchin (1719-84) (engraver) [top left, below title panel:] Tho,,s Kitchin Sculp,,t Engraver to H. R. H. The Duke of York.

    John Boydell (1720-1804) (publisher)

    Willock: Cornhill, London (Robert Willock (active 1732-1770s)) (publisher) [bottom centre, outside border:] London, Publish’d according to Act of Parliam,,t Nov,,r 1,,st 1762. by J. Boydell Engraver in Cheapside, & R. Willock Bookseller in Cornhill.

  • Watermark: N/A

    Condition: one fold line; creased; some offsetting

  • Scale: 1:24,000. Scale bar: Scale of 2000 Feet to an Inch [69 mm =] 5000; [66 mm =] 1 English Mile.

    43.7 x 60.7 cm (neatline)

    44.2 x 61.2 cm (image)

    46.6 x 62.5 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    A PLAN / of the / HAVANA / and its ENVIRONS, with the / several POSTS and ATTACKS, made by / the BRITISH FORCES; under / the Command of the / Earl of Albemarle and S,,r Geo: Pocock: / which was Taken 13 Aug: 1762. [top left, in rectangular panel]

    Additional text:

    [bottom left, in rectangular panel, a key, A-I, K-L:] REFERENCES to the TOWN & HARBOUR [and, a-i:] The ATTACK on the TOWN & DEFENCES of that Side. [Bottom right, in rectangular panel, a key, A-C:] REFERENCES to the MORO. [and, a-i, k:] The ATTACK on the MORO.

    Annotations:

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

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom, left of centre, black pencil:] VIII/72; [right, below centre, black pencil:] 10 August; [bottom, right of centre, black pencil:] XVII/ 6-7.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Havana A Plan of the Havana and its Environs with the several Posts and Attacks made by the British Forces under the command of the Earl of Albemarle and Sir George Pocock in 1762; engraved by T. Kitchin, 1762. printed on silk.

  • 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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