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The Battle of Waterloo. Taken on the spot after the action of the 18th June 1815, presented & dedicated with permission to H.R.H. the Duke of York, by Lieut. Tyler 2nd G.B
London: at R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts, 101, Strand; and to be had of all the Book and Print-sellers in the United KingdomKingdom. // L. Harrison & J.C. Leigh, Printers, 373, 1815. Hand-coloured engraved battle plan, with letterpress explanatory text beneath in eight sections. (overall 17 3?4 x 10 3?4 inches). Backed onto linen, folded. Contained within original marbled paper-covered card slipcase, small letterpress title label on upper cover (some rubbing, scuffing and small splits to slipcase, some damage to the label). An eye-witness recalls Waterloo: this rare plan was originally published less than two months after the battle. OCLC lists only two examples. There seem to have been two issues: one with the price engraved in the lower left corner of the plate area. The present map is from the second issue where this is not present. The McGill copy has a letterpress imprint line along the lower edge - this was clearly never present in the current example - perhaps indicating that this copy was not bought through Ackermann's?
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