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Manoeuvres of the Hanoverian army, 1729

16 Julÿ 1729 or later

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper | Scale: not stated. | RCIN 727030.d

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A map showing manoeuvres of the Hanoverian army in 1729 at Hanover.

The site of these manoeuvres was on the heathlands to the east of Hanover, in the area of the Eilenriede forests, in the vicinity of the Pferdeturm, a medieval tower. The manoeuvres shown here, illustrating the formation into a battle square, were probably undertaken for one of several military reviews undertaken by George II during his first visit to Hanover as King of Great Britain in the summer of 1729.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: IV

    Mark, stamped: 180

    Condition: four fold lines; creased. Verso: induced discolouration; surface dirt along fold lines; untidily folded

  • Scale: not stated

    22.3 x 36.1 cm (neatline)

    23.1 x 36.1 cm (image)

    23.2 x 37.0 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    18 Julÿ [top centre, above neatline]

    Additional text:

    [bottom right, a key to the manoeuvres shown on this plan:] Der General Lieutenants Melvils / Battail: Quarre.


    George III heading: Order of Battle 1729.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Order of Battle Ordre de Bataille des Troupes Allemandes de S.M. Britannique a la Revue de 1729; avec quatre Plans des Mouvements. MS.

  • 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)

    ​Hanover (kingdom) [Germany]

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