A full assembly of the c. 300 valuable colour maps, extracted from Sir John Fortescue's celebrated History of the British Army, this is a work that to this day remains the greatest masterpiece in the field of military history/cartography, and is still featured on the required reading list of all students of history.
This is an extraordinarily impressive map collection that should be part of every serious military historian's library. These outstanding maps are gathered from both the text volumes and the separate oversized map volumes, making this a near-complete cartographic history of the British Army 1346-1868.
The maps are faithful to the originals in all respects, allowing the reader to follow the British Army's wars and battles, campaigns and skirmishes during a 500-year period.
Sir John wrote his monumental work on the British Army between 1899 and 1930, starting it after leaving the post of Secretary to the Governor of the Windward Islands and during his work as librarian of Windsor Castle (1905-1926).