A View of the South Face of the Morro Castle taken from the Town. December 1762 by the Hon'ble Wm. Harcourt.
Etching. Platemark: 245 x 365mm (9½ x 14¼"), very large margins. Uncut.
A view of Morro Castle, a fortress guarding the entrance to Havana bay in Cuba. Juan Bautista Antonelli, an Italian engineer, was commissioned to design the structure. When it was built in 1589, Cuba was under the control of Spain. The castle, named after the biblical Magi, was later captured by the British in 1762. Field Marshal William Harcourt, 3rd Earl Harcourt (1743 - 1830) was an English nobleman and soldier.
Ex collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 40040] £280.00