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Pierre Mortier (1661-1711)

Naval battle at Vigo, 1702

Nette Afteykeningh van het Veroveren / der FRANCE en SPANSE Scheepen / INDE BAY VAN VIGOS, / door de Engelsche en Hollandse Vloot den 22. Octó. 1702 1702 or later

Etching with engraving; printed on paper | Scale: 1:150,000 approx. | RCIN 725015

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A map of the naval Battle of Vigo Bay, fought on 23 October 1702 between the Anglo-Dutch fleet, commanded by Admiral Sir George Rooke (c.1650-1709), and Lieutenant-Admiral Philips van Almonde (1644-1711), and the French and Spanish fleets commanded by Vice-Admiral François Louis de Rousselet, marquis de Châteaurenault (1637-1716) and Manuel de Velasco y Tejada, resulting in an Anglo-Dutch victory. War of the Spanish Succession (1701-14). Oriented with north to top (compass rose).

  • Pierre Mortier (1661-1711) (cartographer and publisher) [top right, below title:] tot Amsterdam by Pieter Mortier, met Privileg.
  • Watermark: None

    Condition: two fold lines. Verso: remains of guard on verso with traces of brown paste; bottom, right of centre, water-stained patch and shadow from the removal of Cumberland's cipher label

  • Scale: 1:150,000 approx. Scale bars: Lieües d' Allemagne à 15 par Degre [80 mm = 2]; Lieües de France à 20 par Degre [60 mm = 2].

    37.0 x 48.7 cm (neatline)

    37.8 x 49.5 cm (image)

    38.8 x 50.4 cm (platemark)

    39.6 x 51.9 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    Nette Afteykeningh van het Veroveren / der FRANCE en SPANSE Scheepen / INDE BAY VAN VIGOS, / door de Engelsche en Hollandse Vloot den 22. Octó. 1702. [top right, in rectangular panel]

    Insets:

    [bottom right, untitled small-scale map of the Kingdom of Galicia.] Scale: 1:1,743,294 approx. Lieües d'Allemagne à 15 par degre [51 mm =]; Lieües de France à 20 par degre [51 mm =]. Size: 14.7 x 17.7 cm (image); 13.9 x 16.9 cm (neatline).

    Additional text:

    [bottom, right of centre, in rectangular panel, a key, A-F, to features on the map, with a Nota Bene:] de Cysers die in de zee en / Bay syn Vademen diepten.

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Naval Engagement in the Bay of Vigo 22.d Oct.r 1702.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [top, left of centre, ink, crossed out in ink:] 19.; [bottom right, black pencil:] 3; [bottom, left of centre, black pencil, trimmed, in Mason's hand?:] [?] 22 Oct.r 1702; [bottom, left of centre, black pencil, crossed out in black pencil:] 129; [bottom, left of centre, black pencil:] 17; [right centre, red pencil, erased:] 13.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Naval Engagement Nette Afteykeningh van het Veroveren der France en Spanse Scheepen inde Bay van Vigos door de Engelsche en Hollandse Vloot den 22 Oct 1702; by P. Mortier. [The same entry appears under the heading Vigo.]

  • 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)

    Vigo, Galicia, Spain (42°13'58"N 08°43'21"W)