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? Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-77)

Encampment near Ord and Berwick-Upon-Tweed, 1639

A MAPP OF KING CHARLES / HIS CAMPE OR LEAGVER IN / THE NORTH ANo: DOMNI: 1639 1639 or later

Etching; printed on paper | Scale: 1:9,676. | RCIN 722137

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A map of the encampment of the English army, under Charles I (19 November 1600-30 January 1649), near Berwick-upon-Tweed in May-June 1639. First Bishops' War (1639). Oriented with south to top (compass rose).

This map is a companion to the print at RCIN 722136. The encampment was just south-west of Berwick and the Scottish army camp was a few miles to the north-west, at Duns, the direction to which is indicated top right of the map, where the route goes through Fissick (Fishwick).

The First Bishops' War was ended by the Treaty of Berwick which was signed on 18 June 1639, while the king was still encamped there with his army, in the tents marked A on this print.

See also RCIN 805140.

  • ? Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-77) (etcher)

    ? Thomas Sandford (active 1639-1640) (dedicator)

  • Watermark: Bunch of grapes; countermark: indistinct initials in small rectangular frame

    Condition: one fold line. Verso: surface dirt, brown discolouration, water stained

     

     

  • Scale: 1:9,676. Scale Bar: A Scale of 2000 Foote [63 mm =].

    39.3 x 47.7 cm (image and neatline)

    39.9 x 48.1 cm (platemark)

    40.6 x 53.5 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    A MAPP OF KING CHARLES / HIS CAMPE OR LEAGVER IN / THE NORTH ANo: DOMNI: 1639 [top centre]

    Additional text:

    [bottom left, in cartouche, a key, A-I, K-T, to the named regiments:] This Table explaines the order / and disposition of the Campe, [top left, a depiction of a lion and unicorn holding alogt the royal standard beneath which is the verse:] The Glorious Standard of our Gracious King / whence streames of peace to Loyall Subjects spring / But seas of Ruine and sterne warr to them / perturbe that Peace, molests his Diadem.

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Encampment in 1639.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [black pencil, top right:] N.o 274; [bottom right, black pencil:] P.545. Hollar s. (Verso) none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Encampment A Mapp of King Charles his Campe or Leaguer in the North, 1639: engraved by Hollar.

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

  • Subject(s)

    Ord/East Ord, Northumbria, England (55°45ʹ20ʺN 02°02ʹ00ʺW)

    Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumbria, England (55°47ʹ00ʺN 02°00ʹ00ʺW)

  • Bibliographic reference(s)

    R. Pennington, A descriptive catalogue of the etched work of Wenceslaus Hollar 1607-1677, Cambridge, 1982, no. 545

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