Plan of the Country round Bagshot by William Faden

Plan of the Country round Bagshot by William Faden

Code: 54250

£200.00 Approx $275.1, €234.19
 

Date: 1799

Long title: Plan of the Country round Bagshot shewing the situation of the encampments of his Majesty’s forces at Wickham Bushes, Hartford Bridge & Beacon Hill commanded by His Grace the Duke of Richmond.  Master General of the Ordnance etc etc to whom this Plan is humbly inscribed by W. Faden .  Geographer to His Majesty & to the Prince of Wales.  Order of Battle.  General the Duke of Richmond ; Staff; Aids de Camp etc.  ‘ Remarks’ bottom right: Monday July 23rd The Camp to be formed at Wicham Bushes.  Sunday 28th moves to Hartford Bridge. Tuesday 31st : moves in the night to Beacon Hill near Farnham,  Saturday August 4th - returns to Wickham Bushes.  Tuesday - 7th .  The Kings Review.  Wednesday - 8th (August), The Camp breaks up.   Copper engraving with later hand colouring.  Overall sheet size: 49cms x  60.6 cms; image size: 421mm x  487 mm.  Old folds as issued . Two repairs on verso strengthening splits in margin and one repaired small hole at Ascot Place.  A few pinpricks visible when held up to the light else unusual map in very good condition.  
A fascinating article by Eugene Burdon can be viewed by http://www.blha.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/BOAN97.pdf by copying and pasting this link.  It asserts that this map in its first edition may have been the first map to be based on an Ordnance survey and explains how Faden expected to be able to sell many copies to the visitors to the Review as well as to the officers.