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Hastings and Rye, 1779-81

SURVEY of the COUNTRY / from / RYE to HASTINGS / shewing the situation of the Advanced Camps on / PLAYDON HEIGHTS and FAIRLIGHT DOWNE / under the Command of / MAJ.R GEN.L SLOPER / 1779 1781 or later

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper | Scale: 1:21,600 approx. | RCIN 734047

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A map of the country between Rye and Hastings with the camps on Playdon Heights and Fairlight Down in 1779. American War of Independence (1775-83). Oriented with north-west to top (cardinal points and magnetic north).

The map is very similar to that at RCIN 734032.ae, with the addition of the information about the camps of 1780 and 1781.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: JWHATMAN

    Mark, stamped: 997

    Condition: one fold line; two small tears to left edge; 2.0 cm tear to right edge; surface dirt along left edge. Verso: surface dirt along right edge, consistent with having been rolled

  • Scale: 1:21,600 approx. Scale bars: Scale of Yards [127 mm =] 3000; Scale of Miles [149 mm =] 2.

    43.9 x 79.1 cm (neatline)

    44.9 x 79.6 cm (image)

    48.5 x 83.6 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    SURVEY of the COUNTRY / from / RYE to HASTINGS / shewing the situation of the Advanced Camps on / PLAYDON HEIGHTS and FAIRLIGHT DOWNE / under the Command of / MAJ.R GEN.L SLOPER / 1779. [top left, in rectangular panel]

    Additional text:

    [top left, in title panel, a description of the high ground, distances, and a key, a-d, to the batteries. A note under the title cartouche relates to the encampments at Rye in 1780 and 1781.]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Encampments near Rye and Hastings 24 June - 24 Nov. 1779.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [left, black pencil:] R; [right, above old heading, black pencil, faint:] Encampments near Rye and Hastings 1779; [bottom, right of centre, beneath old heading number, black pencil, illegible.]

    George III catalogue entry:

    Rye A drawn Survey of the Country from Rye to Hastings, shewing the situation of the advanced Camps on Playdon Heights and Fairlight Downe under the command of General Sloper, from the 24.th of June to the 24.th of Nov.r 1779.

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

  • Subject(s)

    Hastings, East Sussex, UK (50°51'18"N 00°34'22"E)

    Rye, East Sussex, UK (50°57'04"N 00°44'01"E)

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