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Adriaan Moetjens (c. 1652-1717)

Encampment at Oosterhout, 1732

CAMP DE BATAILLE BY OOSTERHOUT, Den 6. September 1732 published 1732

Etched and engraved view and letterpress text printed on the same sheet of paper | 30.9 x 41.0 cm (image) | RCIN 727039

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A map and view with letterpress text of the military camp at Oosterhout on 6 September 1732.

This military camp is represented in a combination of plan, for the depiction of the rectangular areas occupied by the encamped regiments, and low oblique view for the topographical features. The camp took place on the heathland south of Oosterhout and the view sweeps in an arc through Dongen (51°37ʹ36ʺN 04°56ʹ20ʺE) to the north-east and Ryen (Rijen 51°35ʹ27ʺN 04°55ʹ10ʺE) to the east. The road to the ‘field of battle’ at Vijf Eyken (Vijf Eiken or Five Oaks), where a mock battle was staged, leads away from the south-east corner. Vijf Eiken is now an area in the south-east suburbs of Oosterhout.

The area of heathland between Oosterhout and Breda, which lies to the south-west, comprises the heaths of Vrachsele, Teteringen and Oosterhuit. Military camps were held in this area from time to time; see, for example, the elaborate artillery camp at Breda, which took place on the Vrachelse Heide, to the north-east of Breda in 1769 (RCIN 733074.a).

This map appears to have been published to accompany the Journal ou relation du camp d’Oosterhout, La Haye: Adrian Moetjens, Libraire, 1732.

  • Adriaan Moetjens (c. 1652-1717) (publisher) [bottom centre, below text, letterpress:] In’s Gravenhage by ADRIAAN MOETJENS, Boekverkooper 1732.

  • Watermark: None

    Condition: one fold line; creased; some brown stains recto and verso

  • 30.9 x 41.0 cm (image)

    33.1 x 42.2 cm (platemark)

    30.2 x 40.3 cm (neatline)

    53.4 x 44.3 cm (sheet; including letterpress text)

  • Printed title:

    CAMP DE BATAILLE BY OOSTERHOUT, Den 6. September 1732. [below view, letterpress]

    Additional text:

    [bottom, below view, three keys to the numbers and letters on the view. (1) a key, 1-11, to the regiments and numbers of squadrons of each in the First and Second Lines of the Right and Left Wings:] CAVALLERY. [(2) a key, a-i, k-l, to the infantry regiments and numbers of battalions of the First Line of the Right Wing, the Left Wing, and the Second Line of the Right Wing:] INFANTERIE. [(3) a key, A-I, K-O, to the location of the headquarters at Oosterhout, the convent of St Katrina Dalen, the market, artillery, the Prince of Orange's tent, the bread store, canteens, the sutlers and beverage tents, P. van Court's wine tent, latrines, wells, the villages of Dongen and Ryen, and the road from Breda.

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Oosterhout 6 Sept.r 1732.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Oosterhout Camp de Bataille by Oosterhout den 6 Sept.r 1732, by A. Moetjens, 1732.

  • Probably from the collection of military and naval maps and prints formed by Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland (1721-65), third son of George II; subsequently acquired by George III (1738-1820)

  • Subject(s)

    Oosterhout, North Brabant, Netherlands (51°38ʹ42ʺN 04°51ʹ35ʺE)

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