Italian Campaigns

Carta degli stati di S. M.il RE di Sardegna
Carta degli stati di S. M.il RE di Sardegna
Printed map. 4 visual scales, 182 mm = 18 British Statute Miles, 115 mm = 10 Italian Miles. Includes note: "Retranchemens de Jules Cesar, depuis le Fort de L'Ecluse jusqu a Geneve. Territoire de la Republique de Geneve, Selon le dermier Traité." The area depicted is Piedmont, Italy but in 1765 it was part of the Kingdom of Sardinia. Although no ownership label is present, this map is believed to have belonged to the Honourable Robert Clifford. Acquired by McMaster University in 1969 as part of the Lord Cholmondeley collection.
Carté générale des marches, positions, combats et batailles de l'armée de réserve, depuis le passage du Grand St. Bernard...
Carté générale des marches, positions, combats et batailles de l'armée de réserve, depuis le passage du Grand St. Bernard...
Printed map. “Présentée au general Bonaparte, Premier consul de la République Françoise, Par le Général P. Dupont. Chef de l'Etat-Major-Général de cette Armée”. Four visual scales, 121 mm = 8 Huit Myriamètres. Insets: Ordre de bataille de l’armée de réserve le 24 Floreal an 8, Ordre de bataille de l’armée se reserve le 25 Praiial an 8, and [view of Army crossing mountains]. Date is derived from "Floreál, An 8. " which is the equivalent of 1799-1800. Acquired as part of the Cholmondely Collection.
Mantova e suo circondario con la dichiarazione delle opere d’assedio fatte dall’ armata Francese in Luglio del 1796
Mantova e suo circondario con la dichiarazione delle opere d’assedio fatte dall’ armata Francese in Luglio del 1796
Map of the initial siege of Mantua in June-July 1796. Napoleon had to raise the siege at the end of July because he needed the troops besieging the city to march northwest and support his attack against the Austrians at the Battle of Castiglione on 5-6 August. The commander of the siege, General Serurier, had to spike the guns and bury them quickly and then march to help Napoleon. The siege resumed at the end of the month when Napoleon had defeated and chased the Austrian relief army into the Tyrol. "Fratelli Bordiga inc. Milano" 2 visual scales [67mm = 600 Tese di Francia]. Title is written in both Italian and French.
Plan of the battle of Maida fought on the plains of St. Eufemia in Calabria Ulteriore on the ever memorable day July 4th 1806
Plan of the battle of Maida fought on the plains of St. Eufemia in Calabria Ulteriore on the ever memorable day July 4th 1806
Printed map. "H. Wilson Sculpt". 1 visual scale [92 mm = 2 English Miles]. Insets: [text below map] OPERATIONS OF THE BRITISH AND FRENCH ARMIES IN CALABRIA, FROM THE 1ST. TO THE 4TH. JULY 1806. Legend details “ORDER OF BATTLE and Detail of the HOSTILE FORCES”. A seven page text document related to the map is attached to the lower right edge of the map. An illustrative view is pasted on a blank section in the lower right of the map. Caption reads “Representing that period of the Action after th [sic] British Light Infantry had charged with the Bayonet & put to rout the Left Wing of the French Army.” This view is 87 mm x 327 mm, on paper 98 mm x 335 mm. Source unknown. The Battle of Maida occurred during the Napoleonic Wars and was fought on 4 July 1806 outside the town of San Pietro di Maida in Calabria, Italy. Described in British Museum Catalogue of Printed Maps, Charts and Plans, v.9 p.489. Although no ownership label is present, this map is believed to have belonged to the Honourable Robert Clifford. Acquired as part of the Cholmondely Collection.