Mobile menu
Our sites in England are closed, reopening 3 December. Our sites in Scotland are open. More info.

Maps and views, correspondence and journals from the first global war

Anonymous

Havana and Fort Morro, 1762

PLAN and Profiles of the Morro / Fort, Besieged by the British Army / Commanded by his Excellency the Earl / of Albemarle, and taken by storm the / 30.th July 1762. [And four sections or profiles of the fort drawn on... 1762 or later

Pencil, ink and watercolour on two pieces of paper, joined; laid down on linen | Scale: 1:827 approx. | RCIN 733053

Your share link is...

  Close

A plan of Fort Morro, Havana, 1762. Seven Years War (1756-63). Oriented with south to top (cardinal points).

A very large-scale plan showing the layout and structure of the fort.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys in crowned shield, a ‘4’ suspending the letters L V G below; countermark: I H S [cross on H] above IVILLEDARY

    Mark, stamped: 948

    Condition: one fold line; brown discolouration to both sides

  • Scale: 1:827 approx. Scale to the Morro [221 mm =] 600 Feet. Scale to the profiles 30 Feet to an inch, 1:360 approx.

    77.7 x 48.2 cm (image and neatline)

    78.9 x 49.2 cm (sheet)

    28.9 x 35.9 cm (neatline of plan)

    12.6 x 47.7 cm (neatline of profile 1)

    9.2 x 47.7 cm (neatline of profile 2)

    7.4 x 47.7 cm (neatline of profile 3)

    7.8 x 47.7 cm (neatline of profile 4)

  • Manuscript title:

    PLAN and Profiles of the Morro / Fort, Besieged by the British Army / Commanded by his Excellency the Earl / of Albemarle, and taken by storm the / 30.th July 1762. [And four sections or profiles of the fort drawn on the same sheet.] [bottom right, in rectangular panel]

    Additional text:

    [right, down right side of map, in title panel, a key, A-H, V, to the ascent to the fort, its principal entrance, watch tower and lighthouse, roads, batteries, guard rooms, cistern, etc.]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Havana 1762.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [right of centre, ink, crossed out in red ink:] Havanna Movis [i.e. ‘Morro’] Fort; [left of centre, red pencil:] 13/117-2 [and, black pencil:] XVII/10; [bottom left, obscured by linen, in black pencil, two words, illegible].

    George III catalogue entry:

    Havana A drawn Plan and Profiles of the Morro Fort at the Havana besieged by the British Army commanded by the Earl of Albemarle and taken by storm the 30.th of July 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)

    Castillo del Morro, Ciudad de La Habana, Cuba (23°09'00"N 82°21'00"W)

Page revisions