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

William Faden (1 July 1749-21 March 1836)

Sullivan's Island, 1776

A Birds Eye View [of Sullivan's Island] from part of Mount Pleasant published 1776

Etching and engraving; printed on paper | 17.3 x 58.0 cm (image) | RCIN 734019

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A view of Sullivan's Island and the adjacent country, with the encampments of the troops, and the situation of the vessels under the command of Commodore Sir Peter Parker (1721-1811), on 1July 1776. American War of Independence (1775-83). This view is one of a suite published by Faden on the same day, 10 August 1776. See also RCINs 734016-18.

  • William Faden (1 July 1749-21 March 1836) (engraver and publisher) [bottom centre, below text:] LONDON. Engrav’d & Publish’d according to Act of Parliament Aug.t 1776. by W.m Faden Corner of S.t Martins Lane Charing Cross.

    Thomas James (active 1748) (draughtsman)

    Sir Peter Parker (1721-1811) (dedicatee)

  • Watermark: None

    Condition: one fold line; induced discolouration to both sides

  • 13.9 x 58.0 cm (neatline)

    17.3 x 58.0 cm (image)

    19.7 x 60.3 cm (platemark)

    23.8 x 66.2 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    A Birds Eye View [of Sullivan's Island] from part of Mount Pleasant. [below dedication]


    [bottom, below view:] To Commodore Sir Peter Parker Kn,,t &c, &c, &c, This View is Most humbly Dedicated and presented by L,,t Colonel Tho,,s James R,,l Rt of Artillery, July 1,,st 1776.

    Additional text:

    [bottom, between dedication and imprint, a key, A-I, K, to the positions of troops, the fort, etc., on Long island and Sullivan's Island, and to the ships.]


    George III heading: Sulivan's Island 1 July 1776.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top left, black pencil, erased:] 14-12. (Verso) [top left, red pencil:] 14/12.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Sulivan's Island A View of Sulivan’s Island and the adjacent Country, with the Encampments of the Troops, and the situation of the Vessels under the command of Commodore Sir Peter Parker, on the of July 1776; by Lieut. Col.l Thomas James: published by Faden 1776.

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

  • Subject(s)

    Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina (32°45'47"N 79°50'12"W)

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