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Maps and prints of naval engagements collected by George III

William Faden (1 July 1749-21 March 1836)

Battle of Mainz, 1795

PLAN of the ENVIRONS of MAYENCE / with the ATTACK of the FRENCH CAMP by the AUSTRIAN ARMY / commanded by FIELD MARSHAL COUNT CLAIRFAYT. / Oct.r 29.th 1795 published 12 Apr 1796

Engraving and etching; printed on paper; hand coloured | Scale: 1:47,000 approx. | RCIN 735039.b

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A map of the Battle of Mainz, fought between the Austrian army, commanded by François Sebastien Charles Joseph de Croix, Count of Clerfayt (1733-98), and the French, resulting in an Austrian victory. French Revolutionary Wars (1792-1802): War of the First Coalition (1792-8). Oriented with north to top (cardinal points).

This battle was the final stage of the siege of Mainz (14 December 1794-29 October 1795), during which the French Colonel Jean-Marie Coutelle (1748-1835), head of the aérostiers, or Company of Aeronauts, used a hot air balloon as a reconnaissance tool.

  • William Faden (1 July 1749-21 March 1836) (publisher) [bottom left, below edge of border:] C.D.T; [bottom centre, below edge of border:] Published by W. Faden, Charing Cross, April 12.th 1796.

  • Watermark: None

    Condition: one fold line; 1.3 cm tear to left edge. Verso: strong brown discolouration to top edge; general brown and induced discolouration

  • Scale: 1:47,000 approx. Scale bar: [100 mm =] 2400 Toises.

    35.0 x 46.1 cm (neatline)

    36.7 x 47.2 cm (image)

    37.8 x 49.2 cm (platemark)

    41.7 x 53.6 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    PLAN of the ENVIRONS of MAYENCE / with the ATTACK of the FRENCH CAMP by the AUSTRIAN ARMY / commanded by FIELD MARSHAL COUNT CLAIRFAYT. / Oct.r 29.th 1795. [top left]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Mentz: 29 Oct. 1795.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top left, black pencil, erased: the old heading] (Verso) none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Mentz Plan of the Environs of Mayence with the Attack of the French Camp by the Austrian Army commanded by Field Marshal Count Clairfayt 29.th Oct.r 1795: published by Faden, 1796.

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

  • Subject(s)

    Mainz, Rhineland- Palatinate, Germany (49°59'03"N 08°16'44"E)

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