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Index no. 0024

Atlas to History of the Waterloo Campaign

William Siborne

Scanning and other details

The battle plans use "Bate's 'Patent' Anaglyptograph" technique to show the relief of the ground. This is effective for the printed maps, less so for computer images, particularly when rendered at reduced resolution, as this can produce prominent moiré patterns. The pages that present these scans offer a wide range of scale factors, in the hope that users can find one that minimises the moiré effects.

The battle plans are all printed in black. The French, British (and allied), and Prussian forces are indicated by manual water-colour applied to the units, in blue, red, and green respectively. As the water colour has been applied to things that are already printed in black, it is not always easy to see. It is at is worst (in my copy) in plate 2, where even the original plate seen close up under a good light is not obviously coloured. It is at its best (in my copy) in plate 8, which is strongly coloured. In the hope of making the colours more readily visible, I have used electronic enhancement of the colours for plates 3 to 8. This has also, unfortunately, exaggerated the colours of the staining to the paper, and of spurious moiré colouring.

The bordered areas of the single plates measure as follows:

Plate 1540mm x 345mm
Plates 2 & 3290mm x 220mm
Plates 4 & 5425mm x 290mm
Plates 6, 7 & 8465mm x 380mm
Plates 9 & 10475mm x 305mm
Plate 11380mm x 300mm

List of plates.

Scanning details:

Scan at 600 d.p.i.
Resize to 50% x 50% (600 d.p.i. images were too large for my software to handle)
For plates 3 to 8 only: use PaintShopPro to enhance the colour, with
    Adjust/Hue and Saturation/Automatic Saturation Enhancement: More Colorful/Strong