The seat of war in the West Indies.

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Map shows overview of coastline of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean area; port towns of Portobelo, Havana, Veracruz, and Cartagena, illustrated profile of the approach to Havana harbor, the castle of San Juan de Ulúa, and Veracruz; roads, streets, buildings, and fortifications. Includes historical notes, legends, and one view, "A prospect of the Havana." Insets: [Map of] "A long sandy bay called St. John's Bay," [Map of the] "Bay of Honda or the deep bay in Cuba," "View of the town and its port by Capt. Pearson," and "View of the castle of San Juan de Ulúa from ... continued below

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5 maps on 1 sheet + 1 view : 1 col. ; 19 x 28 cm., or smaller on sheet 43 x 48 cm.

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Bowen, Emanuel, d. 1767 1762.

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Map shows overview of coastline of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean area; port towns of Portobelo, Havana, Veracruz, and Cartagena, illustrated profile of the approach to Havana harbor, the castle of San Juan de Ulúa, and Veracruz; roads, streets, buildings, and fortifications. Includes historical notes, legends, and one view, "A prospect of the Havana." Insets: [Map of] "A long sandy bay called St. John's Bay," [Map of the] "Bay of Honda or the deep bay in Cuba," "View of the town and its port by Capt. Pearson," and "View of the castle of San Juan de Ulúa from ye town by Capt. Pearson." Relief shown by hachures, pictorially and profile. Depths shown by soundings. No scale noted.

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5 maps on 1 sheet + 1 view : 1 col. ; 19 x 28 cm., or smaller on sheet 43 x 48 cm.

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On verso: "Havannah &c 1762 [handwritten]."

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Map Collections from the University of Texas at Arlington

Funded by a National Endowment for the Humanities "We the People" grant, this collection showcases maps from the Gulf Coast region and the greater Southwest.

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  • 1762

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  • Oct. 16, 2011, 5:05 p.m.

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  • Jan. 30, 2018, 1:24 p.m.

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Bowen, Emanuel, d. 1767. The seat of war in the West Indies., map, 1762; [London]. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth190464/: accessed September 30, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas at Arlington Library.