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George III’s maps and views showing the war from North America to India

Johann Georg Croupp (active 1780-87)

Adenburg and Lüneburg, 1780


Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper | Scale: 1:12,000 approx. | RCIN 734058.2.a

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A map showing the exercises by Hanoverian cavalry, grenadiers, 1st Battalion of von Ahlefeld's infantry regiment, 2nd Battalion of de la Motte's infantry regiment, 1st battalion of von Goldacker's and a cavalry regiment of von Sprengel's. Oriented with north-north-west to top. This plan is accompanied by another map and three pieces of explanatory text: RCINs 734058-2.b-e.

  • Johann Georg Croupp (active 1780-87) (draughtsman) [bottom right of title cartouche:] J.G. Croupp.

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys in crowned shield, a ‘4’ suspending the letters WR below

    Mark, stamped: 1001

    Condition: four fold lines

  • Scale: 1:12,000 approx. Scale bar: [66 mm =] 1000 Schritte

    36.1 x 44.8 cm (neatline)

    36.7 x 45.5 cm (image)

    42.8 x 51.2 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    PLAN / VON DER OHNWEIT LÜNE [BURG] / CAMPIRENDEN CAVALLERIE / UND INFANTERIE. [bottom right, in trompe l'oeil torn scroll cartouche]

    Additional text:

    [top right, in trompe l'oeil torn scroll cartouche:] Explication / der Buchstaben zu den auf diesen Plan befindlichen Manoeuvres. Nr 1. Exercier. Manoeuver auf der Adendorffer Hügel. Heide. Nr 2. Disposition im Adendorffer Holtz auf der Heide beim / Fuhren Camp. [Bottom right, in title cartouche, below title, a key, A-F, to the regiments].


    George III heading: Encampment near Luneburg, 1780.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [black pencil, right of title, the word ‘BURG’ is written in right margin]. (Verso) [right of old heading number, black pencil, in a modern hand: -I CMB Jan'87.]

    George III catalogue entry:

    Luneburg Plan der ohnweit Luneburg campirenden Cavallerie und Infanterie, - Plan der Disposition auf den Dalenburger und Giffkendorffer Wege ohnweit Luneburg. drawn. (with MS. Explanations, 29 April 1780). [The same entry appears under the heading Encampment.]

  • From the collection of military and naval maps and prints formed by George III (1738-1820)

  • Subject(s)

    Adendorf, Lower Saxony, Germany (53°16'54"N 10°26'16"E)

    Lüneburg, Lower Saxony, Germany (53°15'03"N 10°24'50"E)

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