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

J. Blake (active 1778)

Encampment at Coxheath, 1778

A PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE ENCAMPMENT OF A REGIMENT OF FOOT, CONSISTING OF TEN COMPANIES. [below view:] DISPOSITION OF THE ARMY ENCAMPED UPON COX-HEATH c.1778

Letterpress and wood engraving printed on the same sheet of paper | 50.6 x 40.8 cm (image) | RCIN 734035

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A view of the encampment on Coxheath, 28 May-11 November 1778. American War of Independence (1775-83).

The letterpress text gives the names of the colonels, lieutenant colonels, and majors of the regiments, together with their strength and the colours of their facings. The measurements of the camp streets, frontage, and distance taken up by the tents, etc., the key to the view, and 'Directions for Encamping' are all in letterpress.

  • J. Blake (active 1778) (publisher, printer and print seller) [bottom centre, outside border:] MAIDSTONE: Printed and Sold by J. BLAKE.

    T Gilbert (active 1778) (draughtsman and engraver) [bottom left of perspective view, inside border:] T. Gilbert. del. et Sculp.t

  • Watermark: None

    Condition: seven fold lines; creased; formerly folded to 14.7 x 12.1 cm. Verso: surface dirt on outer fold panels

  • 50.6 x 40.8 cm (image)

    54.1 x 44.6 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    A PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE ENCAMPMENT OF A REGIMENT OF FOOT, CONSISTING OF TEN COMPANIES. [below view:] DISPOSITION OF THE ARMY ENCAMPED UPON COX-HEATH. [top, inside decorative border]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Encampment on Cox Heath 28 May - 11 Nov. 1778.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom right, ink, eighteenth-century hand:] Cox Hath Camp 1778.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Cox Heath A Perspective View of the Encampment, with the Disposition of the Army on Cox Heath in 1778; engraved on wood by T. Gilbert.

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

  • Subject(s)

    Coxheath, Kent, UK (51°14'03"N 00°29'34"E)

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