A map of the Solway Moss, a raised bog near Longtown, Cumbria, England made to accompany the author's description of its 'eruption' that occurred in 1771. Notice the ornate cartouch on this map of Solway Moss, a lowland peat bog, in Cumbria, near the Scottish border. In November 1542 it was the site of the Battle of Solway Moss, between Scotland and England. Solway Moss is now part of Carlisle district.
Top map includes engraved references a-t. Bottom map with title and 5 lines of engraved text. On page 11 of the volume begins an account of the island: "A plan of St. Philip's Castle with its accompanying town, and another smaller scale plan along with the strategically important harbour and the town of Mahon, in Minorca, one of the Balearic Islands". The explanatory legend details the castle's fortifications, while soundings and coastlines are shown for the harbour. A description of the work sits below the map. engraved on map are various important structures: Nunnery, Victualing Office for the navy, Product House, Mast house, Quarantine Island, The New Road, and Navel Hospital. Fortifications are detailed as are vegetation, buildings, fathom depths, and pathways.
A nearly perpendicular view of British Admiral Edward Vernon's attack on the Spanish Fort San Lorenzo from across the river Chagres during the War of Jenkins Ear. A lettered key is explained on page 405. The legend in the accompanying text details the events of the operation; the description of PP uses very interesting phrasing to describe the bombing action. British ships are flying the Union Jack, and while it is difficult to discern a command flag, the triple decker with distinguishing rear markings may be Vernon's flagship. The scene is depicted in media res with Spanish cañoneros locked in a firefight with the incoming fleet from the shore batteries.
A plan of Havana and surrounding waters displaying military assets and action during presumably the War of Jenkins Ear. A letterkey A-O is explained on page 193. Of special interest is the chain stretching across the harbour from Morro Castle to the fort at La Punta. Each ship has discernible individual characteristics. Extensive hatching using multiple lengths and lineweights are used to highlight the shoreline, display relief, and represent the water upon which the ships are resting pictorially. Havana's buildings are generalized to hatched polygons.
A plan and description of some of the military positions during the 1742 Siege of Prague that took place during the War of the Austrian Succession. A lettered key from A-M is explained on page 461. As Marshall de Broglie (Broglio) had escaped the city by September, the rendering likely represents some time between the Prussians began their siege in June, and September of 1742 before Belle-Isle assumed command of the French. There legend for the map can be found within the accompanying text.