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St Cast, 1758

Bay of St Cas 1758 or later

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper; laid down on linen | Scale: 1:6,200 approx. | RCIN 732079

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A map showing the re-embarkation of the British troops from the Bay of St Cast on 1 September 1758. Seven Years War (1756-63). Oriented with west to top (cardinal points). 

A large-scale map of the Bay of St Cast showing the positions of the French troops and the defences on the beach, and the positions of the British troops during re-embarkation on 11 September. The map appears to be unfinished since none of the regiments is identified, nor are there any other annotations.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: None

    Mark, stamped: 868

    Condition: no fold lines; surface dirt. Verso: brown discolouration

  • Scale: 1:6,200 approx. Scale bar: Scale of Yards 700 [103 mm =].

    29.2 x 40.0 cm (neatline)

    29.5 x 40.4 cm (image)

    30.0 x 41.2 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Bay of St Cas. [bottom right]

    Annotations:

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

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom left, ink, crossed out in ink, obscured by white paper strip:] SCast; [bottom right, red pencil:] 13/63-2 [the lower denominator is crossed out in black pencil]; [bottom right, black pencil:] XVI/22.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Cas, S.t A drawn Plan of the Re-embarkation of the British Troops, commanded by General Bligh, on the Bay of St. Cas, the 11.th of Sept.r 1758.

  • 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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