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Orsbridge, Philip, -1767

Britannia's triumph in the year MDCCLXII : being a series of capital prints representing the operations of His Majesty's fleet and army employed in the attack and conquest of the Havannah, under the brave Admiral Pocock, Lord Albemarle, &c. &c. ... / these drawings were made by Lieutenant Philip Ousbridge, an officer on the spot ...

London : Printed and sold by John Bowles, in Cornhill, Robert Sayer, in Fleet-Street, and Carington Bowles, in St. Paul's Church-Yard, MDCCLXVI [1766]
Physical Description:
4, [4] pages, 11, [1] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 57 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio B 2017 1
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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The original drawings made by Philip Orsbridge were repainted by Dominic Serres and engraved by Pierre Charles Canot and James Mason.
"The operations of his Majesty's ships of war and transports, employed in the secret expedition against the Havannah."--Pages [1]-4, with descriptions of each plate (English and French, in parallel columns).
With an added title page in French.
Each plate has English title engraved at foot as well as a dedication and the arms of the dedicatee. On many the name of the original artist is wrongly given as P.O.R. Sbridge.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in contemporary half calf and marbled boards. Armorial bookplate: W.A.
Subject Terms:
Castillo del Morro (Havana, Cuba) -- History.
Great Britain. Royal Navy -- History -- 18th century.
Havana (Cuba) -- History -- Siege, 1762 -- Pictorial works.
Seven Years' War, 1756-1763 -- Campaigns -- Cuba.
Engravings -- 1766.
Etchings -- 1766.
Serres, Dominic, 1719-1793, illustrator.
Canot, Pierre Charles, 1710-1777, engraver.
Mason, James, 1710-1783, engraver.
Bowles, John, 1701-1779, publisher.
Sayer, Robert, 1725-1794, publisher.
Bowles, Carington, 1724-1793, publisher.

  • Contents (from title page): Plate I and II. The order of sailing and conducting the fleet, &c.
  • III. Landing the forces on the island of Cuba near the Havannah
  • IV. Landing the cannon, bombs, &c. for the army
  • V. Marching the troops on the shore towards Fort Coilmar
  • VI. The Spanish frigates, Phoenix, Thetis and two brigs, taken by the Alarm of thirty-two guns
  • VII. The castle and the batteries of the Choera, attacked by the Bellisle, Echo, and Mercury
  • VIII. Moro Castle attacked by the Dragon, Cambride [sic] and Marlborgugh [sic]
  • IX. Entering the breach of the Moro Castle by storm
  • X. Grand attack of the city and Punto Castle, where a flag of truce was discovered
  • XI. The fleet entering the harbour to take possession
  • XII. The forces going in boats to take possession of the city and Punto Castle.

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