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Auction 191, Lot 383

"A Plan of the Siege of the Havana, Drawn by an Officer on the Spot", Anon.

Subject: Havana, Cuba

Period: 1762 (published)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Black & White

10 x 7.3 inches
25.4 x 18.5 cm
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This highly detailed battle map was published in the October 1762 edition of the Gentleman's Magazine. The plan of the harbor and region around Havana shows the location of warships and other important details during the successful attack of British forces on Havana. This 1762 siege was the final battle in the Americas at the end of the French and Indian War. Locates the fortified city of Havana, Puntal, Guadalupe, Lazaro, Corera, Guescapoa, Guanamacoa, Boconoa, and Cojimar. A large number of British warships float offshore and another 18 are in the harbor south of Havana. Also locates the camps of Col. How and General Elliot, and a large Besieging Camp is on Cavanna's Hill behind the fortified town of Morro Castle.

References: Jolly #GENT-163.

Condition: B+

Issued folding with light foxing and minor offsetting.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 2/8/2023