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American War of Independence (1775-83)

George III’s maps and views showing the development of the war at home and abroad, from North America to India


Encampment at Winchester, 1778



Pencil, pen, black and red ink and watercolour on paper | Scale: 1:7,257 approx. | RCIN 734038

A map of the encampment at Winchester, 1 June-24 October 1778. American War of Independence (1775-83). Oriented with west to top.

The encamped militia regiments, with the colours of their facings in parentheses, were: West Kent (grey); 1st or South Gloucester (blue); Lancashire (royal blue); Staffordshire (yellow); Dorsetshire (green); Wiltshire (yellow).

Condition: one fold line; pin holes to each corner, perhaps used to secure copying paper.
  • Robert Johnstone (active 1778-9) (draughtsman) [bottom right, inside neatline:] R. Johnstone.

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys in crowned shield, the letters G R below; countermark: JWhatman & co

    Mark, stamped: 980

  • Scale: 1:7,257 approx. Scale bar: [126 mm =] 100 [i.e. 1000] Yards.

    38.8 x 46.0 cm (image and neatline)

    42.8 x 51.8 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Sketch of WINCHESTER CAMP. [top right]


    George III heading: Encampment near Winchester, under the command of M. Genl Calcraft from the of June to the 24th Oct. 1778.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Encampment A drawn Plan of the Encampment near Winchester under the command of General Calcraft from the of June to the of Oct.r 1778: by R. Johnstone. [The same entry appears under the heading Winchester.]

  • Subject(s)

    Winchester, Hampshire, UK (51°03'54"N 01°19'07"W)

Page revisions

  • 14 March 2024