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

Claude Joseph Sauthier (1736-1802)

New York State, New Jersey and White Plains, 1776

A PLAN OF THE / OPERATIONS of the KING’S ARMY / under the Command of / GENERAL S.R WILLIAM HOWE, K.B. / IN / NEW YORK / AND / EAST NEW JERSEY, / against the AMERICAN FORCES Commanded / BY... published 1777

Etching and engraving; printed on paper; hand coloured | Scale: 1:85,344 approx. | RCIN 734023

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K. Nebenzahl, A bibliography of printed battle plans of the American Revolution 1775-1795, Chicago and London 1975, no.101, pp.66-7

K. Nebenzahl and R.D. Higginbotham, Atlas of the American Revolution, Chicago 1974, no.13

H. Stevens and R. Tree, ‘Comparative cartography’, The Map Collectors’ Circle, 39, London  1967, no.45A

  • Claude Joseph Sauthier (1736-1802) (surveyor) [top left, below title, in title cartouche:] By CLAUDE JOSEPH SAUTHIER; Engraved by W.M FADEN, 1777.

    William Faden (1 July 1749-21 March 1836) (engraver and publisher) [top left, bottom of title cartouche:] Published as the Act directs, Feb.y 25.th 1777, by W. Faden, corner of S.t Martins Lane, Charing Cross.

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

    Condition: one fold line; induced discolouration to both sides

  • Scale: 1:85,344 approx. Scale bar: Scale of Miles. [132 mm =] 7.

    72.1 x 49.1 cm (image and neatline)

    73.2 x 50.1 cm (platemark)

    75.6 x 53.1 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    A PLAN OF THE / OPERATIONS of the KING’S ARMY / under the Command of / GENERAL S.R WILLIAM HOWE, K.B. / IN / NEW YORK / AND / EAST NEW JERSEY, / against the AMERICAN FORCES Commanded / BY GENERAL WASHINGTON, / From the 12.th of October, to the 28.th of November 1776. / Wherein is particularly distinguished / THE ENGAGEMENT on the WHITE PLAINS, / the 28.th of October. [top left, in rectangular panel]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: New York and New Jersey 12 Oct. - 28 Nov. 1776.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [along right edge, centre, black pencil:] 14 – 15 [and] XXII/4[1].

    George III catalogue entry:

    Jersey, New A Plan of the Operations of the King’s Army under the command of General Sir William Howe in New York and East New Jersey, against the American Forces commanded by General Washington from the 12.th of Oct.r to the 28.th of Nov.r 1776: wherein is particularly distinguished the Engagement on the White Plains the 28.th of Oct.r by C.I. Sauthier, published by Faden, 1777. [The same entry appears under the heading York, New.]

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

  • Subject(s)

    White Plains, New York, USA (41°02'02"N 73°45'46"W)

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