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? John Cleeve Pleydell (1736-1816)

St Cast, 1758 c.1758

Pen and ink and watercolour on thin paper | Scale: 1:40,900 approx. | RCIN 732078.b

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A map of St Cast and the surrounding country to illustrate the British expedition in September 1758. Seven Years War (1756-63). Oriented with south to top. 

This appears to be a tracing of RCIN 732078.a; the pricking through holes from the copying process match on both sheets.

  • ? John Cleeve Pleydell (1736-1816) (draughtsman)

  • Watermark: None

    Mark, stamped: 867

    Condition: four fold lines; creased; double pin holes top centre and bottom centre

  • Scale: 1:40,900 approx. Scale bar: Scale of English Miles 3 [118 mm =].

    31.1 x 53.1 cm (image and sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    No title

    Annotations:

    George III heading: S.Cas 7-11 Sep. 1758.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top right, black pencil:] 10/3. (Verso) [bottom, right of centre, black pencil, in Mason's hand?:] VIII/[?].

    George III catalogue entry:

    Cas, S.t A drawn Map of the Bay of S.t Cas in Bretagne and the adjacent country relative to the Expedition under General Bligh in September 1758: inclosing another copy of D.o on thin paper and a copy of a Letter giving an account of the Expedition.

  • 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)

    Saint-Cast-le-Guildo, Brittany, France (48°37'49"N 02°15'27"W)

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