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  AMERICA 
 Cuba 

CHASSEREAU, Pierre. [A scarce plan of the harbour of Havana]
Neu und Verbesserter Plan der St. u Hafens Havana auf der Ins. Cuba mit den Wasser Tiesen, Sandbæncken und Klippen nochmalen über Senen v. Pr. Chassereau. Anno 1739. London: Thomas Bowles & Nuremberg: J.C. Homann, c.1740. Original colour. 250 x 290mm. Trimmed from larger sheet, re-margined at bottom.
A scarce plan of Havana, with an eleven-point key detailing the defences. This is an unusual collaboration between two important publishers of England and Germany. The map was published during the 'War of Jenkins' Ear' (1739-48), fought between Britain and Spain over the 'asiento' (right of the British to sell slaves to the Spanish Colonies). Havana was an expected target of a British assault, but Admiral Vernon chose to attack Havana instead.
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