SKETCH of the MARCH of the BRITISH ARMY, under GENERAL ROSS, from the 19th to the 29th Aug.t


SKETCH of the MARCH of the BRITISH ARMY, under GENERAL ROSS, from the 19th to the 29th Aug.t

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Title:
SKETCH of the MARCH of the BRITISH ARMY, under GENERAL ROSS, from the 19th to the 29th Aug.t
Creator:
Siborne, William, 1797-1849
Associated name:
Ross, Robert, 1766-1814
Former owner:
Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies
Name on Item:
Copied by W. Siborn 1814.
Date:
1814
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
British Library
Collection (local):
British Library Collection
Subjects:
Bladensburg, Battle of, Bladensburg, Md., 1814 Military art and science--Maps, Manuscript--Maryland--Bladensburg--Maps, Manuscript
Washington (D.C.)--Maryland--Washington (D.C.)--History--Capture by the British, 1814--Maps, Manuscript--Maps, Manuscript--Maps, Manuscript
Places:
MarylandPrince Georges (county)Bladensburg
District of ColumbiaWashington
Publisher:
[London?] : Copied by W. Siborn ,
Notes (date):
9999
Notes:
Shows the position and movement of troops prior to and including the Battle of Brldensburg and the Burning of Washington.
Shows title at upper right.
Shows statement of responsibility in margin at lower right, "Copied by W. Siborn 1814".
Shows scale bar centrally, "Scale of ten Miles".
Inset at lower left with an additional map showing the Battle of Bladesnburg; "SKETCH of the ENGAGEMENT on the 24th Aug.t 1814., between the British and American Forces". Includes a lettered key (A-K) at lower right and its own scale bar "Scale of one Mile" (scale approximately 1:15,840).
Annotation to map verso refers to another map in The National Arichives: "Maryland. 'Sketch of the Engagement on the 24th of August 1814 between the British and..." (MPH 1/136/2).
Compare the printed map "From a sketch by D. Evans L.t 3.d Dr:ns D.t As.t Q.r Mas.r Gen.l" and published by T. Sinclair (see an example held by the Library of congress - Call Number G3841.S42 1814 .E9).
Copy at Add Ms 27,715.10. Manuscript "10" added in pencil at upper right and "30/1" in pencil at upper left. Laid on archival tissue. Verso shows additional sketch map (unfinished) of an unidentified, fortified location. Green circular label to verso showing "1". White label to verso showing "DRAWER 30 SECTION 3". Blue label to verso showing "A 30 /1", and annotation repeated in pencil. Additional annotations in pencil to verso show "See also M.P.H. 136(2) at PRO from W.O. 78/1059 for original (?) Sketch".
Extent:
1 map : manuscript pen and ink with watercolour ; 47 x 35 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:158,400
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
http://searcharchives.bl.uk/IAMS_VU2:IAMS040-001999748
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