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Edward Orme (1775-28 September 1848)

Santarém, 1811

TWO PICTURAL PLANS OF THE / TOWN & POST OF SANTAREM / in PORTUGAL occupied by the FRENCH / under MARSHAL MASSENA March 1811 published 25 Mar 1811

Aquating with etching and engraving; printed on paper; hand coloured | 24.1 x 28.8 cm (image) | RCIN 735158.a

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A view of Santarém taken from the east bank looking towards present-day Ribeira de Santarém in March 1811. Napoleonic Wars (1803-15): Peninsular War (1808-14)

This view, together with the companion view at RCIN 735158.b, were published 20 days after Massena's retreat from Santarém on 5 March (Gurwood 1837, p.334).

  • Edward Orme (1775-28 September 1848) (publisher) [bottom right, right of title:] Pub.d & Sold by EDW.D ORME Printseller to his Majesty / Engraver & Publisher Bond S.t London. / March 25, 1811.

    Anonymous (draughtsman) [bottom left, below edge of view:] Drawn by an Officer of distinction

    J Hamble (active 1806-11) (engraver)

    [?] Clark (active 1809-13) (engraver) [bottom right, below edge of view:] Clark & Hamble sculp.t

  • Watermark: None

    Condition: no fold lines

  • 20.5 x 28.8 cm (neatline)

    24.1 x 28.8 cm (image)

    25.9 x 31.9 cm (platemark)

    32.3 x 43.1 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    TWO PICTURAL PLANS OF THE / TOWN & POST OF SANTAREM / in PORTUGAL occupied by the FRENCH / under MARSHAL MASSENA March 1811 [bottom centre, below view, in rectangular panel, the ends of which are designed so that the whole resembles a bolster]

    Printed title:

    A View of SANTAREM from / the Opposite Bank of the Tagus. [bottom left, left of main title]


    George III heading: Santarem March 1811.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom right, black pencil:] g [or ‘9’ or ‘s’].

    George III catalogue entry:

    Santarem Two Pictural Plans of the Town and Post of Santarem in Portugal, occupied by the French under Marshal Massena in March 1811: engraved by Clark, Hamble and Dubourg, and published by Orme, 1811.

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

  • Subject(s)

    Santarém, Santarém, Portugal (39°14'00"N 08°41'00"W)

  • Bibliographic reference(s)

    Lt. Col. Gurwood, The Dispatches of Field Marshal the Duke of Wellington, K.G. during his various campaigns in India, Denmark, Portugal, Spain, the Low Countries and France, from 1799 to 1818. Compiled from official and authentic documents, Vol. 7, London, 1837

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