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Maps, views and diagrams of military reviews and encampments


Encampments at Osterhagen, 1783

Position eines Corps Trouppen von 20, 25, / bis 30/m Mann an der Südlichen Seite / des Haarzes


Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper | Scale: 1:22,000 approx | RCIN 734098.2.i

A map showing the suggested position for an encampment of 20-30,000 soldiers east of Osterhagen. Oriented with east to top.

This is one of seven maps (RCINs 734098.2.a, c, e, i, m, o, q) of proposed encampments in Lower Saxony and Schleswig Holstein for 20-30,000 troops with accompanying explanatory texts. All formerly contained in a rough buff paper folder, on which is written the old heading: XIV/98-2 Encampments in Germany, 1783; [bottom, black pencil, in a modern hand:] a-r (no j) Jan '87 [i.e. 1987] CMB. See also RCINs 734098.2.a-r (no j).

Condition: no fold lines.
  • Friedrich Christophe Kuntze (active 1762-92) (draughtsman) [bottom right, inside neatline:] Kuntze.

  • Watermark: Partly cropped: fleur-de-lys in crowned shield

    Mark, stamped: 1031

    Condition: no fold lines

  • Scale: 1:22,000 approx. Scale bar: Maasstab von 6000 Schritt oder einer halben deutschen Meile Landes Vermessungs mastab [218 mm =] 6000.

    26.1 x 31.2 cm (neatline)

    26.4 x 31.5 cm (image)

    30.3 x 35.2 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Position eines Corps Trouppen von 20, 25, / bis 30/m Mann an der Südlichen Seite / des Haarzes. [top right]

    Manuscript title: 4. [top centre, above border]


    George III heading: Encampments in Germany, 1783.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Encampment Seven drawn Plans of Encampments in Germany, with MS. Explanations by G.J. du Plat, 1783. [The same entry appears under the heading Germany.]

  • Subject(s)

    Osterhagen, Lower Saxony, Germany (51°34'58"N 10°28'58"E)

Page revisions

  • 14 March 2024