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George III’s maps and views showing the war from North America to India

? Archibald Robertson (c. 1745-1820)

Battle of Brandywine, 1777 c.1777

Ink on paper; one sheet folded in half; four pages of manuscript text | 32.2 x 40.3 cm (sheet; folded to 32.2 x 20.2 cm) | RCIN 734026.b

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A manuscript account of the Battle of Brandywine, 11 September 1777. American War of Independence (1775-83). This account of the battle, presumably by Archibald Robertson, refers to the map at RCIN 734026.a throughout and explains the letters on it.

  • ? Archibald Robertson (c. 1745-1820) (author)

  • Watermark: Britannia in a crowned triple circle; countermark: S & K

    Mark, stamped: 974

    Condition: six fold lines. Verso: surface dirt along fold lines

  • 32.2 x 40.3 cm (sheet; folded to 32.2 x 20.2 cm)

  • Manuscript title:

    No title


    George III heading: Battle of Brandywine 11 Sep. 1777.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [black pencil:] XVII/44-b.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Brandywine A drawn Plan of the Battle of Brandywine, Sept.r 1777, by Capt.n Arch.d Robertson Eng.r 2 sheets: with a MS. account of the Battle.

  • From the collection of military and naval maps and prints formed by George III (1738-1820)

  • Subject(s)

    near Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, USA (39°52'18"N 75°35'28"W)

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