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

Robert Sayer (1725?-29 January 1794) and John Bennett (active 1774-83. d.8 December 1787)

Charlestown, 1780

A PLAN OF THE MILITARY OPERATIONS AGAINST CHARLESTOWN, / THE ARMY BEING COMMANDED BY L.G. SIR HENRY CLINTON K.B. / and THE FLEET BY VICE-ADMIRAL ARBUTHNOT published 1780

Engraving and etching; printed on paper; hand-coloured | Scale: 1:104,957 approx. | RCIN 734057

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K. Nebenzahl, A bibliography of printed battle plans of the American Revolution 1775-1795, Chicago and London 1975, no.77, p.52

  • Robert Sayer (1725?-29 January 1794) and John Bennett (active 1774-83. d.8 December 1787) (publisher) [bottom centre, below border:] London. Printed for Rob.t Sayer and John Bennett. Map and Sea Chart sellers. N.o 53, Fleet Street, as the Act directs. 27 of May 1780.

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys in crowned shield, a ‘4’ suspending the letters L V G below; countermark: IV RG [not GR]

    Condition: six fold lines; 5.2 cm tear to bottom of centre vertical fold; fugitive blue colouring. Verso: surface dirt; induced discolouration

  • Scale: 1:104,957 approx. Scale bar: Scale of Miles [92 mm =] 6.

    43.0 x 53.9 cm (neatline)

    44.1 x 54.3 cm (image)

    45.1 x 56.4 cm (platemark)

    46.1 x 56.8 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    A PLAN OF THE MILITARY OPERATIONS AGAINST CHARLESTOWN, / THE ARMY BEING COMMANDED BY L.G. SIR HENRY CLINTON K.B. / and THE FLEET BY VICE-ADMIRAL ARBUTHNOT. [top right]

    Additional text:

    [left, a key, A-I, K-M to the features relating to the 'Royal Fleet and Army', and another key a-i, to the features relating to the 'Rebel Defences'.]

    [top right, below title:] From an Original Drawing sent by an Officer in the ARMY.

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Charlestown 1780.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Charlestown A Plan of the Military Operations against Charlestown by His Majesty’s Forces commanded by Lieut. General Sir Henry Clinton and Vice Admiral Arbuthnot in 1780: published by Sayer and Bennett, 1780.

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

  • Subject(s)

    Charleston, South Carolina, USA (32°45'32"N 79°51'28"W)

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