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Colonel James Alexander Grante (active 1745-6)

Great Britain, 1745-6

A CHART, / Wherein are mark'd all the different Routs / of P. Edward in Great Britain, and the / Marches of his Army and the English; / The Sieges are distinguish'd and the / Battles that were Fought in this Enterprise c.1749

Engraving and etching; printed on paper | Scale: 1:2,429,200 approx. | RCIN 729135

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A map of the routes, battles and sieges of the campaign of Prince Charles Edward Stuart in Great Britain, 1745-6. Jacobite Rebellion (1745-6). Oriented with north to top.

The suggestion that the map was published and sold by Bickham, whose address was May’s Buildings, Covent Garden, is made in Worms and Bayton-Williams 2011, p.78.

This map, a reduced version of RCIN 729134, was issued folded inside the ‘Book’ which is referred to in the title and which is lacking in this item. The ‘Book’ is a small explanatory text entitled: ‘A / Description / of a / chart / wherein are marked out / All the different Routes / of / Prince Edward / in / Great Britain / and the Marches of his Army and the / E - gl - sh.’ According to Blaikie p.106, it was published in 1749. A description of the map and booklet is given in Shirley 1988, pp.63-4. Shirley records no variant states for this map. Another copy is in TNA MPF 1/2 extracted from SP 36/79.

  • Colonel James Alexander Grante (active 1745-6) (cartographer) [bottom left, below edge of border:] Drawn by J.A. Grante Colonel of the Artillery to the P.r in Scotland

    ? George Bickham (c. 1706-1771) (publisher) [bottom centre, below border:] Engrav'd in Edinburgh. Sold in May's Buildings, Covent Garden [bottom right, below edge of border:] Price 5.s with the Book

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys in shield, crown above, a ‘4’ below

    Condition: one fold line; a tear to right of fold line; foxing. Verso: right, water-stained patch and fragments from the removal of Cumberland's cipher label

  • Scale: 1:2,429,200 approx.

    60.4 x 38.3 cm (neatline)

    63.3 x 40.1 cm (image)

    64.1 x 41.0 cm (platemark)

    69.5 x 48.6 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    A CHART, / Wherein are mark'd all the different Routs / of P. Edward in Great Britain, and the / Marches of his Army and the English; / The Sieges are distinguish'd and the / Battles that were Fought in this Enterprise. [top left, in rococo cartouche surmounted by the coat of arms of James I of England (the Stuart Arms)]

    Additional text:

    This Chart (with the Book) will be very useful in History, the Dates of the principle [sic] Events, being mark'd with the greatest care and exactness. [top left, below title, in title cartouche]; More care has been taken in this Chart to mark out the motions of the Armies / than to make an exact Geographical Description of the Counties: An / old Map of Morden was our Model, as being proper for the Design. [Bottom left, in rococo cartouche, below scale bar]; INSCRIB'D / to all / The HONEST. [Bottom right, in a rococo cartouche, surmounted by the figure of the Greek goddess of justice, Astraea, and the words ‘Astræa redit’]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Britain 14 July 1745 - 10 Oct.r 1746.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [left, black pencil:] 25; [right, above old heading, black pencil:] Memoir wanting; [bottom right, black pencil:] 56.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Britain. A Chart wherein are marked all the different Routes of Prince Edward in Great Britain, and the Marches of his Army and the English, with the Sieges and Battles from the 14.th of July 1745 to the 10.th of Oct.r 1746: by Colonel I.A. Grante.

  • From the collection of military and naval maps and prints formed by Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland (1721-65), third son of George II; subsequently acquired by George III (1738-1820)

  • Bibliographic reference(s)

    W.B.Blaikie, Itinerary of Prince Charles Edward Stuart from his landing in Scotland July 1745 to his departure in September 1746. Compiled from the Lyon in Mourning [of Bishop Forbes], Edinburgh, 1897

    R. Shirley, Printed maps of the British Isles 1650-1750, Tring, 1988

    L. Worms and A. Baynton-Williams, British map engravers A dictionary of engravers, lithographers and their principal employers to 1850, London, 2011

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