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Map showing ships attacking at Battle of Trafalgar, 17 December 1805

Catalogue reference: MPI 1/536


 

AN ACCURATE PLAN of the THREE POSITIONS of the BRITISH FLEET.

Before Lord Nelson Commenced the Action with the Combined Squadrons of France
& Spain on the 21st Oct[obe]r1805. Cape Trafalgar bearing E[ast] S[outh] E[ast] 4 leagues, Drawn by
Mr Jonas Toby, Purser of H.M.Ship Eurylas who was a Spectator of this Glorious Victory.

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Published 17 Dec[ember], 1805, by LAURIE & WHITTLE, No53 Fleet Street London.

 

3rd Position at 12 o’Clock – Noon – wind Westerly.

 
   

NOTE.
The number of Guns are placed to each Ship.

English            Red
French             Blue
Spaniards        Yellow

 
 

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t. Taken. w. Wreck[e]d. b. burnt.
s. Sunk. e. Escaped.
e* Since taken
by S[i]r R[ichar]d Strachan

 
 

2nd Position at 9 o’Clock.

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1st Position of the English Fleet at Day Light 21st Octr 1805.

 

 
 
 
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