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

J.E. von Ahlefeld (active 1780)

Adendorf and Lüneburg, 1780

Nro 3. / Disposition auf im Dahlenburger und Gifken- / dorffer Wege ohnweit Lüneburg 1780

Pencil, pen, and ink on paper; three pages of text | 34.2 x 43.8 cm (sheet; folded to 34.2 x 21.9 cm) | RCIN 734058.2.e

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A manuscript text which accompanies the maps at RCIN 734058.2.b.

  • J.E. von Ahlefeld (active 1780) (author) [signed and dated:] Ratceburg [?] 29ten April 1780 [?J E] v Ahlefeld.

  • Watermark: Similar to Heawood 3267: twice the letter X with the initials D & C B in a shield with scrollwork around the outside; countermark: D & C Blauw

    Mark, stamped: 1005

    Condition: two fold lines; slight discolouration on recto and verso

  • 34.2 x 43.8 cm (sheet; folded to 34.2 x 21.9 cm)

  • Manuscript title:

    Nro 3. / Disposition auf im Dahlenburger und Gifken- / dorffer Wege ohnweit Lüneburg.

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Encampment near Luneburg.

    Other annotations: none.

    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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