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Walter Jackson (active 1802-1833)

Battle of Waterloo, 1815


Etching and engraving; printed from two copperplates on two sheets of paper, joined; hand coloured | Scale: 1:7,282. | RCIN 735187

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A map of the Battle of Waterloo, fought on 18 June 1815 between the British and Prussian armies, commanded by Field Marshals Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852) and Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher (1742-1819) and the French, commanded by Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), resulting in an Allied victory. Napoleonic Wars (1803-15). Oriented with north to top.

  • Walter Jackson (active 1802-1833) (engraver) [bottom right, below edge of border:] Engraved by W Jackson 44 Gutter Lane Cheapside.

    S Wharton (active 1816) (surveyor) [bottom left, below edge of border:] Taken from a Trigonometrical Survey made by S. Wharton, in July 1815.

  • Watermark: Cropped: J WHATMAN / 1811

    Condition: three fold lines; small tears to bottom left of map. Verso: surface dirt along right edge, consistent with the map having been rolled and tied

  • Scale: 1:7,282. Scale bar: SCALE OF A MILE [221 mm =] 80 Chains / 1760 Yards.

    60.4 x 117.3 cm (neatline)

    62.6 x 118.0 cm (image)

    67.1 cm x [cropped] (platemark)

    69.5 x 124.2 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    FIELD / OF / WATERLOO. [top, right of centre, on the front of a drawing of what appears to be a funerary urn, draped with wreaths and against which are laid flags and pieces of armour]

    Additional text:

    [bottom right, a key, 1-31, to the positions of the British regiments and French troops:] REFERENCE.


    George III heading: Military.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [top right, black pencil:] Waterloo XV; [bottom, right of centre, black pencil:] XV 187.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Waterloo A Plan of the Battle of Waterloo of June 1815, from a trigonometrical Survey by S. Wharton, 1815. 2 sheets.

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

  • Subject(s)

    Waterloo, Walloon Region, Belgium (50°42'45"N 04°24'05"E)

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