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Printed and manuscript maps, prints and views of 22 seventeenth-century wars

Edward Jones (c.1652-1706)

Battle of Aughrim, 1691

A Particular RELATION of the great / VICTORY obtained by Their Majesties / Forces over the Irish Army, at Aghrim in / Ireland, on the 12th of July, 1691 published 1691

Letterpress text and etched map printed on one sheet | Scale: not stated | RCIN 724051.a

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A map with explanatory text of the Battle of Aughrim, fought on 12 [22nd N.S.] July 1691, between the Williamite army, commanded by General Godert de Ginkell, later 1st Earl of Athlone (1630-1703), and the Irish Jacobite army, commanded by the French General Charles Chalmont, marquis de St Ruth (c.1650-91), resulting in a Williamite victory in which General Chalmont was killed. Williamite-Jacobite War in Ireland (1688-91), part of the Nine Years War (1688-97). Oriented with west to top. 

This broadside was probably published as a special publication of the London Gazette.

Jacob Richards, the author of this map, was appointed 'one of his Majestie's engineers' by Lord Dartmouth, Master-General of the Ordnance. He was present at the siege of Buda in 1686, surveying and drawing a map of the event, and writing a journal, which are preserved in the British Library (BL King's MS.226). His journal of the siege was published by Gilliflower and Partridge in 1687.

  • Edward Jones (c.1652-16 February 1706) (printer and publisher) [bottom, below text:] Printed by Edw. Jones in the Savoy, 1691.

    Jacob Richards (active 1685-d. 1701) (cartographer) [top, following on from title:] By Colonel Richards, First Engineer / of Ireland, being present at the Engagement. / Published by Authority.

  • Watermark: Bunch of grapes; countermark: the letters GRO in rectangular cartouche

    Condition: one fold line; creased

  • Scale: not stated

    29.5 x 22.3 cm (image and neatline of map)

    35.2 x 44.3 cm (image and sheet of whole object)

  • Printed title:

    A Particular RELATION of the great / VICTORY obtained by Their Majesties / Forces over the Irish Army, at Aghrim in / Ireland, on the 12th of July, 1691. [title of letterpress text]

    Printed title:

    A DRAUGHT of the Incampment of the Irish Army at the Bat- / tel near Aghrim in Ireland, and the manner of Their Majesties / Forces Attacking them. [title of map]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Battle of Aghrim, 12 July 1691.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Aghrim [There is no formal entry for this item in the old catalogue. Instead, a contemporary pencil note, just above the heading, reads:] To be written on the opposite Sheet (when bound) a Plan of the Battle of Aghrim IV-51-1

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

  • Subject(s)

    Aughrim, Connaught, Ireland (53°17ʹ42ʺN 08°18ʹ43ʺW)

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