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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

Reinier Ottens (1698-1750) and Joshua Ottens (1704-65)

Île Sainte-Marguerite and Île Sainte-Honorat, 1746

PLAN / Des Isles de S.te Marguerite & de S.t Honore / ou l'on trouve celui de la décente Bombardement / & attaque que les troupes de... 1746 or later

Etching and engraving; printed on paper | Scale: not stated. 1:8,700 approx. | RCIN 730082

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A map of the attack by the Imperial and Sardinian Armies on Ste Marguerite and St Honorat, 14-16 December 1746. War of Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with west to top.

The trajectory of the missiles from the English bomb vessels between the ships and the centre of Fort St Marguerite is shown, as well as the landing places, and the location of the camps north and east of Cannes on the mainland.

  • Reinier Ottens (1698-1750) and Joshua Ottens (1704-65) (publisher) [bottom right, bottom of title panel:] a Amsterdam Chez R & I OTTENS.

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys; countermark: IV

    Condition: one fold line; trimmed. Verso: bottom, right of centre, water-stained patch and shadow [cropped] from the removal of Cumberland's cipher label


  • Scale: not stated. 1:8,700 approx.

    24.5 x 37.3 cm (neatline)

    24.8 x 37.6 cm (image)

    27.5 x 38.3 cm (bottom mark cropped)

    28.8 x 41.6 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    PLAN / Des Isles de S.te Marguerite & de S.t Honore / ou l'on trouve celui de la décente Bombardement / & attaque que les troupes de l'Impératrice & / du Roi de Sardagne commencérent le 14 Dec. / 1746, & obligérent la Garnison á capitu= / = ler le 16. [bottom right, in rectangular panel]

    Additional text:

    [bottom right, below title, in title panel, a key, A-H, to the English ships, the allied cannon, where the troops were embarked, position of the troops, etc.] 


    George III heading: Isles of S.te Marguerite and S.Honorat 14 -16 Dec.r 1746.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [right centre, red pencil:] 57.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Marguerite, S.te Plan des Isles de S.te Marguerite et de S.t Honorat attaquées par les Troupes Imperiales et Sardinoises le 14 et prises le 16 1746: chez Ottens. [The same entry appears under the heading Honorat, S.t]

  • 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)

    Ile Sainte-Marguerite (Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azure, France) 43°31'08"N 07°03'04"E

    Ile Saint-Honorat (Provence-Alpes-Côtes d'Azur, France) 43°30'26"N 07°02'45"E

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