The Battle of Waterloo 1815
Map Scale: 1:50,000 and Various
Delivery: Usually in Stock
Commemorative map from the Belgian national survey organisation, NGI, published to mark the bicentenary of the battle of Waterloo in 1815, with present day mapping and reproductions of contemporary maps overprinted to indicate the movements of the French, British and Prussian forces.
On one side is a current contoured topographic survey map at 1:50,000 showing the area between Waterloo, Wavre, Gembloux, Fleurus and Nivelles. An overprint shows the movements of the French and the allied forces between 16th and 18th June, and also indicates sites of main battles and present day museums and information offices. The map is accompanied by notes describing the main events.
On the reverse are six separate panels. A present day map at 1:250,000 indicates troop movements across a slightly larger area, extending south to Charleroi. Five panels present reproductions of mapping by cartographers William Blackwood and Sons showing in detail the dispositions of various army units at the battles of Quatre Bras and Ligny on 16th June, battle of Waterloo in the morning of 18th June and during its height, plus the battle of Wavre on 18th and 19th June.
Map legend and all the text include English. Also in French, German and Dutch.