From The Sea: its History and Romance, Vol II, by Frank C.Bowen, p.110

Dunkirk

IMAGE SOURCES

Monamy's extraordinary presentation of the menace of Dunkirk, a port described by Bowen as "a nest of privateers and corsairs from the very beginning of its history", prompts deeper enquiry into what sources the painter used for his battle plans and panoramic images, and how he adapted them for his own purposes. Besides the personal reports and sketches of serving officers and seamen, there are two obvious categories: prints and maps.

Gibraltar
see here


Gibraltar has been said to resemble a lion at rest.

Alicante
see here

Barcelona
see here


From The Life of Sir John Leake, by Stephen Martin-Leake.

Lisbon
see here

Constantinople
see here

27 x 85: a source for the skyline of Constantinople awaits discovery

Porto Bello
see here

Louisbourg
see here

Greenwich


Section of print published March 26 1739. Saml & Nathl Buck delin. et Sculp.

The print is from Ralph Hyde's publication A Prospect of Britain: the Town Panoramas of Samuel and Nathaniel Buck, Pavilion Books, 1994, no 28. My belief is that Monamy based his painting on the Buck print. See here. He has marginally lowered the viewpoint, and retained the composition, but changed the ships.

map sources

Louisbourg Map Sources     Porto Bello: Scott/Bellin
Alicante     Barcelona     Dunkirk     Gibraltar    Louisbourg     Porto Bello
Constantinople     Greenwich
Elizabeth Castle
battles
panoramagnus
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