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J Brown (active 1761)

London and South-East England, 1761

Encampments & Cantonments of His Majesties Forces in the Neighbourhood of London, With a List of the Regiments, / their Strength, Counties where Quartered & Distance of their Quarters from London. July 1761 c.1761

Pencil, ink and watercolour on paper; some pricking through | Scale: not stated. 1:627,800 approx. | RCIN 733033

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A map of south-eastern England showing the locations of the cantonments of the army in July 1761. Seven Years War (1756-63). Oriented with north to top. 

The area covered extends from Ipswich (52°03'33"N 01°09'19"E) in the north to the south coast (not including the Isle of Wight), and from the east coast to Salisbury (51°04'09"N 01°47'44"E) in the west. The distances between London and the places of cantonment are given in miles along straight ruled red lines. The distances are broken into stages between the principal towns en route.

  • J Brown (active 1761) (draughtsman) [bottom right, inside neatline:] I. Brown As.QMr.

  • Watermark: None

    Mark, stamped: 930

    Condition: no fold lines; creases consistent with rolling; brown discolouration and surface dirt to both sides. Verso: ink smudges; induced discolouration

  • Scale: not stated. 1:627,800 approx.

    29.7 x 43.2 cm (neatline)

    34.5 x 52.3 cm (image)

    37.0 x 55.3 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Encampments & Cantonments of His Majesties Forces in the Neighbourhood of London, With a List of the Regiments, / their Strength, Counties where Quartered & Distance of their Quarters from London. July 1761. [across top of map, outside neatline]

    Additional text:

    [top right, after title, a coloured key to the representations of Cavalry and Dragoons, Light Dragoons and Light Troops, and Foot.] [Right, down right side of map, a tabulated list of regiments, their quarters, and the numbers of Horse Dragoons in the regiments and counties, and the same for the Foot regiments.]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Encampments and Cantonments round London in July 1761.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top left, black pencil:] XVI/[?]-b. (Verso) none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    London A drawn Map of the Encampments and Cantonments of His Majesty’s Forces in the neighbourhood of London; with a List of the Regiments, their Strength, Counties where quartered, and distance of their Quarters from London, July 1761: by J. Brown. [The same entry appears under the headings Encampment and Cantonment.]

  • Probably 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)

  • Subject(s)

    Greater London, England, UK (51°30'30"N 00°07'32"W)

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