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

? Francis Nevill (c. 1648-1729)

Londonderry, 1689

A Description of the Enemy’s Camp 1689 or later

Engraving; printed in two columns on one sheet of paper | 24.9 x 25.9 cm (image and sheet) | RCIN 724041.1.b

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An explanatory text to the map at RCIN 724041.1.a. Williamite-Jacobite War in Ireland (1688-91), part of the Nine Years War (1688-97)

It is possible that this ‘Description’, together with the other three items at RCIN 724041.1, were bought together at an auction. The annotations on the versos (except for RCIN 724041.1.b) suggest that they were consecutive lot numbers and were bought for prices varying between 1s and 4s.

  • ? Francis Nevill (c. 1648-1729) (surveyor)

    ? Edward Sandys (d. 1708) (engraver, printer and publisher)

  • Watermark: IV

    Condition: no fold lines

  • 24.9 x 25.9 cm (image and sheet)

    cropped (platemark)

  • Printed title:

    A Description of the Enemy’s Camp [top]

    Additional text:

    [a key, 1-19, and A and G, to the various features of the siege. Text begins:] Upon my Survey & the best Intelligence I could gett from those protected Protestant / w:ch were most Conversant in the Campe …


    George III heading: Londonderry, 1689.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Londonderry A New Map of the City of Londonderry with its Confines, as it was besieged by the Irish Army in the year 1689: exactly surveyed by Capt. Francis Nevill: published by Sandys. 3 sheets: with References and Views of the Cathedral and Exchange.

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

  • Subject(s)

    Londonderry, Northern Ireland, UK (54°59ʹ53ʺN 07°18ʹ33ʺW)

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