An Atlas of the Peninsular War
Worley, Colin, ed. An Atlas of the Peninsular War: 1808 - 1814. Felling, UK: Worley Publications, 2000. 198 Pages. ISBN# 186980546. $40. Hardcover
The subtitle of this book says it all: "A collection of 131 maps and
plans from various sources." Worley Publications has done just that.
Unlike most books that concentrate on the Anglo-Allied participation
in the Peninsular War, this atlas has maps from every theater of the
war. The maps are in chronological in order and include the famous (Albuera)
and the not so famous (Cardedue). Particularly impressive are the maps
of the sieges, not just the sieges the British conducted, but the ones
French conducted against the Spanish and the Spanish against the French.
The maps are usually full page, while many are on a two-page spread.
Interestingly, some of the smaller battles will have multiple maps showing
the different phases of the action. The maps are from a variety of sources,
including French, British, Spanish, and German. Most appear to be done
prior to 1900.
Reviewed by Robert Burnham,