Rare plan of Havana, originally engraved by Georg Christoph Kilian and included in from Heiden's Americanische urquelle derer innerlichen kriege des bedrängten Teutschlands. . . , illustrating the Siege of Havana in 1762.
The plan shows the Harbor and Fortifications of Havana, with details on the size and location of the island. A key identifies the location of important builidngs.
The Battle of Havana (1762) was fought from March to August 1762, as part of the Seven Years' War. British forces, under the command of the Early of Albermarle, George Pocock and George Augustus Eliott, besieged and captured the city of Havana, which at the time was an important Spanish naval base in the Caribbean, and dealt a serious blow to the Spanish navy, commanded by Juan de Prado, Admiral Gutierre de Hevia and Luis Vicente de Velasco. Havana was subsequently returned to Spain under the 1763 Treaty of Paris that formally ended the war.