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Andrew Frazer (d. 1792)

Portugal, 1762

To His Excellency / The Right Honourable John Earl of Loudoun / Lord Machline and Terrinzean &:c Commander in / Chief of His Brittanick Majesty’s Forces / in Portugal, / This Plan of that Part of the Country which was... 1762 or later

Pencil, ink and watercolour on two sheets of paper, joined | Scale: 1:258,600 approx. | RCIN 733061

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A map of the operations of the British army in Portugal between 6 August and 19 November 1762. Seven Years War (1756-63). Oriented with north to top (compass rose).

The British are shown in red, the Portuguese in yellow, and the Spanish in blue. The area covered extends from the River Alva in the north to Badajoz (38°52'40"N 06°58'14"W) in the south, and from Coimbra (40°12'20"N 08°25'10"W) in the west to Badajoz in the east. The Spanish border is coloured yellow.

Andrew Frazer is recorded as 'Fraser' by Conolly (1898).

  • Andrew Frazer (d. 1792) (draughtsman)

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys in crowned shield, a ‘4’ suspending the letters L V G below; countermark: J VILLEDARY

    Mark, stamped: 954

    Condition: seven fold lines; creases consistent with the map having been rolled; two large tears to right edge; old repair to tear on bottom edge. Verso: surface dirt

  • Scale: 1:258,600 approx. Scale bar: Scale of Portuguese Leagues about 4½ Mile each [140 mm =] 5.

    84.5 x 50.7 cm (neatline)

    93.4 x 52.0 cm (image)

    93.9 x 52.5 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    To His Excellency / The Right Honourable John Earl of Loudoun / Lord Machline and Terrinzean &:c Commander in / Chief of His Brittanick Majesty’s Forces / in Portugal, / This Plan of that Part of the Country which was / the Scene of Operations of the Campaign in Portugal / in 1762 is most humbly Inscribed by / His Lordship’s most devoted & most Obedient / humble Servant / Andrew Frazer Eng.r [bottom left, in rococo cartouche surmounted by the Loudoun coat of arms]

    Additional text:

    [bottom, below map, a key, a-z to the movements of the troops from 6 August to 16 November 1762.]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Portugal 6 Aug.- 19 Nov. 1762.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [along bottom edge, black pencil:] Portugal; [top right, black pencil, erased:] 1762.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Portugal A drawn Map of that part of the Country which was the scene of Operations of the Campaign in Portugal of His Britannick Majesty’s Forces commanded by the Earl of Loudon from the 6.th of Aug.t to the 19.th of Nov.r 1762: by Andrew Frazer Eng.r.

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

  • Subject(s)

    Portugal

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