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Auction 174, Lot 308

"A Plan of the Siege of the Havana, Drawn by an Officer on the Spot 1762", Cary, John

Subject: Havana, Cuba

Period: 1781 (dated)


Color: Black & White

8.8 x 6.6 inches
22.4 x 16.8 cm
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This battle plan of the harbor and region around Havana shows ship locations and other important details during the successful attack of British forces on Havana in 1762, the final battle in the Americas at the end of the French and Indian War. It locates the fortified city of Havana, the Torreon de la Chorrera, Cojimar, Guanabacoa, and more. Numerous British warships fill the waters. The camps of Colonel How and General Elliot are identified, and a large Besieging Camp is on Cavanna's Hill behind Morro Castle. Engraved by J. Cary and published by Jason Macgowan & William Davis.


Condition: A

There is toning in the blank margins and remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/11/2019