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Samuel John Neele (1758-1824)

Battle of Salamanca, 1812


Etching and engraving; printed on paper; hand coloured | Scale: 1:189,334 approx. | RCIN 735176

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A map of the country around Salamanca showing the movements of the Allied army before the battle, and the Battle of Salamanca, fought on 22 July 1812 between the Allied army, commanded by General Arthur Wellesley (1st Duke of Wellington; 1769-1852), and the French, commanded, first, by General Auguste Frédéric Louis Viesse de Marmont, 1st Duke of Ragusa (1774-1852), and second, by Bertrand, comte Clausel (1772-1842) resulting in an Allied victory. Napoleonic Wars (1803-15)Peninsular War (1808-14). Oriented with north to top.

The Battle of Salamanca was won by the British and allies but at the cost of the life of General John Gaspard le Marchant (1766-1812), the founder of the Royal Military College at High Wycombe, and a favourite of George III.

  • Samuel John Neele (1758-1824) (engraver) [bottom right, below edge of border:] Neele sc. Strand.

  • Watermark: J WHATMAN 1810

    Condition: no fold lines, small tear to top right of map

  • Scale: 1:189,334 approx. Scale bar: British Miles [34 mm =] 4.

    16.6 x 24.4 cm (neatline)

    17.7 x 24.8 cm (image)

    18.4 x 26.1 cm (platemark)

    22.1 x 32.6 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    ENVIRONS OF SALAMANCA. [top, above map border]

    Additional text:

    [top right, in rectangular panel, a key, a-i, k-t, to the positions of the British and French troops:] REFERENCE.


    George III heading: Battle of Salamanca 22 July 1812.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Salamanca A Plan of the Battle of Salamanca, 22.d July 1812, engraved by Neele.

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

  • Subject(s)

    Salamanca, Castille and Léon, Spain (40°58'00"N 05°39'00"W)

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