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Maps and prints of naval engagements collected by George III

? Schaeffer (active 1793)

Encampment at Cysoing, 1793

Plan von dem Lager bey Cysoing den 20t Septbr: 1793 c.1793

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on blue paper | Scale: 1:40,500 approx. | RCIN 735018.a

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A map of the encampment of the English, Austrian and Hanoverian troops at Cysoing, 20 September 1793. French Revolutionary Wars (1792-1802): War of the First Coalition (1792-8). Oriented with north-north-west to top (cardinal points).

This is a detailed topographical map showing the locations of field works, a comprehensive route network, buildings, wooded areas and wet grassland areas, windmills. Relief is shown by brown brushwork. The positions of the encamped regiments are drawn on a small flap of paper which is pasted to the base map in the area north-north-east of Cysoing between Camphin-en-Pévèle and Baisieux. The map covers an area extending from Willem (i.e. Willems, Nord-Pas-de-Calais 50°37'55"N 03°14'18"E) in the north to Templeuve en Pevele (i.e. Templeuve, Nord-Pas-de-Calais 50°31'24"N 03°10'41"E) in the south, and from Sainghin (i.e. Sainghin-en-Mélantois, Nord-Pas-de-Calais 50°35'18"N 03°09'58"E) in the north-west to Bourghelles (Nord-Pas-de-Calais 50°33'54"N 03°14'40"E) in the south-east. The attribution to Richards, Schaeffer, and Wilckens is made on stylistic grounds.

  • ? Schaeffer (active 1793) (cartographer)

    ? [J.H.] Wilckens (active 1786-93) (cartographer)

    ? Richards (active 1793) (cartographer)

  • Watermark: IHS [with reversed S]

    Mark, stamped: 1071

    Condition: no fold lines; heavy brown staining to both sides


    Scale: 1:40,500 approx. Scale bar: Maastab von 6000 Schritt [119mm =].

    23.5 x 37.9 cm (neatline)

    23.8 x 38.3 cm (image)

    27.4 x 41.8 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Plan von dem Lager bey Cysoing den 20t Septbr: 1793. [top centre]

    Additional text:

    [top left, a key, 1-17, to the Hanoverian and Austrian troops:] Renvoi [top right, a key, 1-27, to the Allied troops:] Lager vom 11t Octobr: 1793 / Renvoi.


    George III heading: Encampment at Cysoing, 20 Sep. 1793.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Cysoing Plan von dem Lager bey Cysoing den 20 Sept. 1793. drawn.

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

  • Subject(s)

    Cysoing, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France (50°34'09"N 03°12'58"E)

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