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Diplomacy and Early Modern Culture by Robyn Adams, Rosanna Cox (eds.)

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S. Mason and P. Barber (1991) ‘“Captain Thomas, the French engineer” and the teaching of Vauban to the English’, Proceedings of the Huguenot Society xxv (3), 279–87. William Hogarth showed himself sketching the fortifications of Calais in his 1748 painting of the Gate of Calais or the Roast Beef of Old England, in Tate Britain, while life continues as normal around him. Hogarth was actually arrested for espionage but from his location in the painting he would have seen little of importance. It is unlikely that he would have been able to penetrate the strategically important spots without being intercepted.

374, 288. The Preston archive is now in the British Library and the volumes containing the letters are BL Add. MS 63759, 63765 (Preston’s letterbooks, vol. 3). 2. Extract from the application of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) to the States General for an open privilege for all VOC maps, descriptions, rutters Peter Barber 25 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. and so forth of South and South East Asia, 29 January 1619 (ARA SC 4934) quoted in K. Zandvliet (1998) Mapping for Money: Maps, Plans and Topographic Paintings and their Role in Dutch Overseas Expansion during the 16th and 17th Centuries (Amsterdam: Batavian Lion International), p.

Ch. 12366. The description of the services rendered is extremely vague, but Nicolay would have had access to the plans of Scottish forts created by English engineers after 1542 (some originals still survive among the collections of the Duke of Rutland in Belvoir Castle) in addition to the chart of Scotland and the plans of English ports, and these would have been particularly appreciated at the French court. 31. The manuscript volume is now BL Add. MS 74751 A, B. W. Marshall (1980) ‘Military maps of the eighteenth century and the Tower of London Drawing Room’ Imago Mundi 32, 21–44.

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