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Maps and prints of naval engagements collected by George III

George Taylor (c. 1767-1841)

Aberdeen, 1795

PLAN of ABERDEEN 1795 or later

Pen, ink and watercolour on paper | Scale: 1:18,000 approx. | RCIN 735033.c

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A map of a military encampment at Aberdeen, 1795. War of the French Revolution (1792-1802): War of the First Coalition (1792-8). Oriented with north-west to top. 

The encamped regiments are: 2nd Battalion the 4th Fencibles, 1st Battalion the 8th Fencibles, Perthshire Dragoons.

According to the title page this map is partly copied from a survey made by Captain George Taylor. Taylor (c.1767-d.1841) was a land surveyor who served with the British Army in North America 1779-82. His Plan of the City of Aberdeen. The Old Town & the adjacent Country was surveyed in 1773.

From Plans of the Encampments form'd in North Britain in 1795; see RCIN 735033.

  • George Taylor (c. 1767-1841) (surveyor)

    R.R. Campbell (active 1795-1802) (draughtsman)

  • Watermark: None

    Mark, stamped: 1083

    Condition: no fold lines

  • Scale: 1:18,000 approx. Scale bar [on title page:] [91 mm =] 1800 Yards.

    25.3 x 37.6 cm (neatline)

    30.7 x 41.8 cm (image)

    34.9 x 46.5 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    PLAN of ABERDEEN [bottom centre, in simple elongated oval cartouche]

    Manuscript title:

    Pl: III [top centre, above border]

    Annotations:

    None

    George III catalogue entry:

    Scotland Three drawn Plans, with the Disposition of the Encampments formed in North Britain under the command of Lord Adam Gordon: by Lieut. R.R. Campbell. [The same entry appears under the heading Encampments.]

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

  • Subject(s)

    Aberdeen, Aberdeen City, Scotland, UK (57°08'37"N 02°05'53"W)

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