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Plan of the line composed of 11 corps of yeomanry & volunteer cavalry, & 24 corps of volunteer infantry, of the County of Surry, reviewed by the King, on Wimbledon Common, the 4th of July 1799 / engd. by Heath & Ashby.

[England] : [publisher not identified], [1799]
Physical Description:
1 print : hand-colored engraving ; plate mark 43 x 67, on sheet 50 x 69 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio C 2012 1f
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Depictions of two soldiers flank the title.
Dedicated to George, Lord Onslow (with an illustration of the Onslow arms), by "Henry Smith, Capt. 1st. Compy. of Camberwell Association."
"Scale of 250 file of infantry, or 130 1/3 feet to an inch."
Includes, at lower right, the text of a letter from Henry Dundas to Lord Onslow, expressing the King's satisfaction with the review.
BAC: British Art Center copy signed in black ink: "H. Smith, Adjt. to the Lord Lieutt."
The view depicts a simple countryside, onto which are placed diagrammatic representations of the 35 militia corps of the County of Surrey. Rectangular symbols are used to represent units of infantry and cavalry, with the symbols proportional in size to the number of soldiers in the unit. A key at the foot of the print identifies the name of each unit and its commanding officer. Also depicted is a tent for "their Majesties, their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales and Duke of York and other branches of the Royal Family &c. &c. during the review."
Subject Terms:
Dundas, Henry, 1742-1811.
George III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820.
Great Britain -- Militia.
Military ceremonies, honors, and salutes -- Great Britain.
Onslow, George Onslow, Earl of, 1731-1814.
Surrey (England) -- Militia.
Engravings -- Hand-colored -- 1799.
Smith, Henry, Captain.
Heath & Ashby, (engraver)

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