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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

Paul Fourdrinier (1698-1758)

Havana, 1748

A REPRESENTATION of the several Motions of the English and Spanish Squadrons on the 1st Octobor 1748 from day light / when they discover’d each other till near 3 O’Clock the time they came to Action c.1748

Engraving; printed from two copperplates on two sheets of paper, the inner margins of the impressions trimmed; joined | Scale: 1:58,400 approx. | RCIN 731045

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A diagram of the naval engagement between the English and Spanish squadrons, 1748. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48)

A diagram showing the different dispositions of the English squadron, under Admiral Sir Charles Henry Knowles, and the Spanish squadron, under Admiral Don Andres Reggio. This was the last naval engagement of the War of the Austrian Succession.

  • Paul Fourdrinier (1698-1758) (engraver) [bottom right, outside neatline:] P. Fourdrinier Sculpt.

  • Watermark: Indistinct: [Heawood 1809?]

    Condition: six fold lines

  • Scale: 1:58,400 approx. Scale bar: A Scale of Miles [248 mm =] 9.

    47.8 x 104.3 cm (neatline)

    48.4 x 104.9 cm (image)

    50.0 cm x [cropped]; [small right hand plate: 50.0 x 32.5 cm] (platemark)

    51.3 x 107.3 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    A REPRESENTATION of the several Motions of the English and Spanish Squadrons on the 1st Octobor 1748 from day light / when they discover’d each other till near 3 O’Clock the time they came to Action. [across top of diagram, inside neatline]

    Additional text:

    [bottom centre:] NB. The Distances laid down in this Draft are sett off agreeable to what the English Squadron went every hour from ½ past 6 in / the Morning till after two in the afternoon the time the Action began …

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Naval Engagement 1 Oct.r 1748.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [top right, black pencil, indistinct.]

    George III catalogue entry:

    Naval Enagagement A Representation of the several Motions of the English and Spanish Squadrons on the 1.st of Oct.r 1748, from day light when the discovered each other till 3 o’clock when they came to action. engraved by Fourdrinier.

  • 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, Cuba (23°07'58"N 82°22'58"W)

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