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

B. Saxton (active 1781)

Encampment at Harwich, 1780

A PLAN / of / HARWICH CAMP / by / B. SAXTON, / of the / EAST NORFOLK REGIMENT published 1781

Etching and engraving; printed on paper | Scale: 1:1,219 approx. | RCIN 734060

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A plan of an encampment at Harwich in 1781. American War of Independence (1775-83). Oriented with south to top.

  • B. Saxton (active 1781) (cartographer)

    Harry Ashby (17 April 1744-31 August 1818) and Samuel John Neele (29 July 1758-13 May 1824) (publisher) [top left, below title:] Publish’d as the Act directs Oct.r 1.st 1781 (for the Author) by Ashby & Neele Engravers Russell Court, Covent Garden.

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys in crowned shield, a ‘4’ suspending the letters L V G below; countermark: IV

    Condition: two fold lines; brown stains and discolouration on both sides. Verso: fragments of paper mount at corners; surface dirt

  • Scale: 1:1,219 approx. Scale bar: A Scale of Feet [150 mm =] 600.

    47.3 x 59.5 cm (neatline)

    48.1 x 60.2 cm (image)

    [top and bottom cropped] x 63.2 cm (platemark)

    51.1 x 63.5 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    A PLAN / of / HARWICH CAMP / by / B. SAXTON, / of the / EAST NORFOLK REGIMENT. [top left]

    Inset:

    [top right, in rectangular panel:] PLAN of the PENINSULA HARWICH &.c. Scale: 1:10,873 approx. Scale bar: A Scale of one Mile [148 mm =]. Size: 16.3 x 21.5 cm (neatline).

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Encampment at Harwich 1781.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Harwich A Plan of the Encampment of the West Middlesex and East Norfolk Regiments at Harwich in 1781: by B. Saxton, 1781. [The same entry appears under the heading Encampment.]

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

  • Subject(s)

    Harwich, Essex, UK (51°56'31"N 01°17'03"E)

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