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Siege of Havana, 1762

A PLAN of the SIEGE of the HAVANA, / Drawn by an OFFICER on the Spot. 1762 1762 or later

Etching and engraving; printed on paper | Scale: not stated. 1:57,000 approx. | RCIN 733049

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A map of the siege of Havana, 7 June-13 August 1762, showing the positions of the various British encampments and fleet. Seven Years War (1756-63). Oriented with south-east to top (cardinal points).

This is a diagrammatic sketch compared with the sophistication of Kitchin's map at RCIN 733048, and is similar to the unpolished sketches at RCINs 733045.a, b.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys in crowned shield, a ‘4’ suspending the letters L V G below

    Condition: no fold lines; brown discolouration to edges. Verso: brown smudges

  • Scale: not stated. 1:57,000 approx.

    21.7 x 36.7 cm (image and neatline)

    23.1 x 37.6 cm (platemark)

    27.7 x 41.6 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    A PLAN of the SIEGE of the HAVANA, / Drawn by an OFFICER on the Spot. 1762. [top, left of centre]

    Additional text:

    [top left, a key, 1-22, to the landing places of the troops, the march routes, encampments, batteries, the ships and their targets, etc:] References.

    Annotations:

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

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom right, ink, cropped:] 13/[?]; [bottom right, black pencil, cropped:] XVI/[?]; [top left, black pencil, erased:] XVII/[?].

    George III catalogue entry:

    Havana A Plan of the Siege of the Havana 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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