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

John Burch (active 1778)

Encampment at Coxheath, 1778

To / The Hon.ble / Wiil,,m Keppel, / Lieutenant General, / And Commander in Chief / of the FORCES Encamp’d on / COX HEATH. / This Representation of the Camp / is with all due Submission Inscrib’d / By His / Most... published 1778

Engraving and etching; printed from two copperplates on two sheets of paper, joined | 61.0 x 33.4 cm (image) | RCIN 734034.a

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

  • John Burch (active 1778) (designer and dedicator)

    Thomas Bish (active 1778) (designer and dedicator)

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys in crowned shield, the letters G R below; countermark: T W

    Condition: one fold line; crease marks consistent with rolling surface dirt along bottom edge; small tears to all edges

  • 60.7 x 33.1 cm (neatline)

    61.0 x 33.4 cm (image)

    [top and bottom marks cropped] x 39.0 cm (platemark)

    63.0 x 39.8 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    To / The Hon.ble / Wiil,,m Keppel, / Lieutenant General, / And Commander in Chief / of the FORCES Encamp’d on / COX HEATH. / This Representation of the Camp / is with all due Submission Inscrib’d / By His / Most Obed.t Hum.ble Serv.ts / Jn.o Burch / Tho.s Bish. [bottom, right of centre, sideways on, framed by a hedgerow and roads]

    Additional text:

    [below title:] Publish'd as the Act directs Sep.r 16.th / 1778.

    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 Heath Camp 1778.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Encampment A Plan of the Encampment of the Forces under the command of General Keppel on Cox Heath in 1778: by I. Burch and T. Bish, 1778. 2 sheets.

  • 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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