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19 Shelton Street
Covent Garden
London
WC2H 9JN
Contact Nigel Talbot
Kate Alderson
Telephone 020 7836 1979
Specialists Antique Prints, Albums, UK & Foreign Views, Historical, Portraits, Mezzotints, Decorative, Sporting, Satire, David Roberts, Dogs, Naval & Marine
Grosvenor Prints
Stand K08

Havana under British occupation during the Seven Year's War

Engraved by William Elliot after Elias Durnford

A View of the Harbour & City of the Havana, taken from the Hill near the Road, Between La Regla & Guanavacoa. To the Right Honourable George Earl of Albemarle, Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Forces on the late Expedition to Cuba; These Six Views of the City, Harbour, & Country of the Havana, are most humbly Inscribed, By his Lordship's most Obedient & Devoted Humble Serv.t Elias Durnford, Engineer., Publish'd according to Act of Parliament Aug.t 1764 by T. Jefferys, Corner of St Martin's Lane. 1764

Scarce engraving. Sheet 365 x 530mm (14½ x 20¾"), with 18th century watermark.

Note
The title plate of a set of six views of Havana drawn by Elias Durnford (1739-94) when he participated in the capture of Havana during the Seven Year's War. During the occupation he was aide-de-camp to Lord Albermarle. It shows the British fleet at anchor, with a key to places and plants under the title. The title is repeated in French and Spanish. At the end of the war in 1763 Durnford was appointed chief engineer and surveyor general of the new British colony of West Florida where he laid out the city plan for Pensacola in 1764. In 1769 he became Lieutenant Governor, a post he held into the American Revolutionary Wars, when he was captured by an overwhelming Spanish force in 1780. In the French Revolutionary Wars he was Chief Royal Engineer of the West Indies, campaigning against the French in Martinique, Guadaloupe and St. Lucia until his death from yellow fever on Tobago in 1794.

Condition
Trimmed to plate, small tear in right edge, tiny worm hole.
£1,500