Faden’s Map of EuropeSKU: 9448
Faden’s Map of Europe
Date of publication:
53.5 x 67.5 cm
once having belonged to Colonel Robert Cheney
Robert Cheney (1766-1820, former owner of this map of Europe) served in the 1st Foot Guards throughout his career (now the Grenadier Guards, one of the most prestigious regiments in the British Army), but according to an entry in the Royal Military Gazette he was promoted to Colonel and appointed Aid-de-Camp to King George III on 1 January 1805, which suggests that he purchased this map and inscribed his name and rank at about that time. He served in Sicily 1806-07 (there was a British presence, supporting Ferdinand of Naples, 1806-14) and he served under Sir John Moore in Spain in 1808, briefly commanding a brigade of infantry. He later served on the Staff and rose to the rank of Major General.
Condition & Materials
Engraved folding map, 53.5 x 67.5 cm, engraved by William Palmer, dissected into 16 panels and laid on linen, original hand colour, folding into original slipcase with printed publisher’s label, wear to extremities but sound. Old ownership inscription, ‘Colo[nel] Cheney, 1st Guards, to verso of map and to paper slip pasted to slipcase.