Scarce example of Faden's Revolutionary War battle map drawn by Vallancey, a British Captain.
The map shows the position of the troops of the Lord Rawdon versus Nathanial Greene. Noted on the map are Log Town (destroy'd) and Mr. Charlestons burnt [home]. Rawdon's troops won this battle, but had casualties of 30%, which forced them to retreat to Charleston. This is second issue of the map appeared in Stedman's History of the . . . Revolutionary War. .
William Faden (1749-1836) was a prominent London mapmaker and publisher. He worked in close partnership with the prolific Thomas Jeffreys from 1773 to 1776. In 1783, Faden assumed ownership of the Jeffreys firm and was named Geographer to the King in the same year. Faden specialized in depictions of North America and also commanded a large stock of British county maps, which made him attractive as a partner to the Ordnance Survey; he published the first Ordnance map in 1801. The Admiralty also admired his work and acquired some of his plates which were re-issued as official naval charts. After retiring in 1823 the lucrative business passed to James Wyld, a former apprentice.