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Maps and prints of naval engagements collected by George III

William Faden (1 July 1749-21 March 1836)

Siege of Valenciennes, 1793

PLAN / of the / SIEGE of VALENCIENNES / by the Allied Army Commanded / BY / His R: H: the DUKE of YORK, / from the 18,,th May to the 25,,th July. / By an officer in the army c.1793

Etching and engraving; printed on paper; hand coloured | Scale: 1:9,000 approx. | RCIN 735012.d

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A map of the siege of Valenciennes, 13 June and 28 July 1793. The command of the besieging forces was given to Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany (1763-1827), the second son of George III. French Revolutionary Wars (1792-1802): War of the First Coalition (1792-8). Oriented with west to top. 

This plan is very similar in detail to the manuscript at RCIN 735012.c and may have been compiled from it, or a copy of it. The routes of the three columns of attack are coloured in red.

  • William Faden (1 July 1749-21 March 1836)) (publisher) [bottom centre, below edge of border:] Publish’d by W. Faden Geog.r to His Majesty & to His R:H: the Prince of Wales Charing Cross Sept.r 10 1793.

    Anonymous (draughtsman) [top left, following on from title:] By an Officer in the Army.

  • Watermark: None

    Condition: one fold line; surface dirt; slight brown staining. Verso: induced discolouration

  • Scale: 1:9,000 approx. Scale not stated.

    29.8 x 40.7 cm (neatline)

    30.8 x 51.0 cm (image)

    32.2 x 53.0 cm (platemark)

    33.2 x 53.4 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    PLAN / of the / SIEGE of VALENCIENNES / by the Allied Army Commanded / BY / His R: H: the DUKE of YORK, / from the 18,,th May to the 25,,th July. / By an officer in the army. [top left, above explanatory text, all in a rectangular panel]

    Additional text:

    [left, below title, down left side of map, keys to the locations of the batteries in the three parallels, with details of the number of guns and mortars and their calibres.]


    George III heading: Valenciennes 18 May-25 July 1793.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Valenciennes Plan of the Siege of Valenciennes by the Allied Army commanded by the Duke of York from the of May to the of July 1793: published by Faden, 1793.

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

  • Subject(s)

    Valenciennes, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France (50°21'00"N 03°32'00"E)

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