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

? Robert Johnstone (active 1778-9)

Lexden Heath, 1779

CAMP / on / LEXDEN HEATH / 1779 / Major Gen.l Warde c.1779

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper | Scale: 1:12,801 approx. | RCIN 734045.c

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A map of the encampment on Lexden Heath in 1779. American War of Independence (1775-83). Oriented with north to top.

The attribution to Robert Johnstone is made on stylistic grounds.

  • ? Robert Johnstone (active 1778-9) (draughtsman)

  • Watermark: JWhatman

    Mark, stamped: 994

    Condition: four fold lines. Verso: surface dirt

  • Scale: 1:12,801 approx. Scale bar: [50 mm =] 700 Yards.

    34.5 x 33.6 cm (neatline)

    34.9 x 34.0 cm (image)

    38.2 x 37.1 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    CAMP / on / LEXDEN HEATH / 1779 / Major Gen.l Warde. [bottom right]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Encampment on Lexden Heath, 1779.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Lexden A drawn Plan of the Camp on Lexden Heath, 1779. [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)

    Lexden Heath, Essex, UK (51°53'23"N 00°51'21"E)

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