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Manoeuvres of the Hanoverian army at Hanover, 1729

Ordre de Battaille zúr Revue 1729 or later

Pencil, pen, ink on thin paper | 20.8 x 36.4 cm (image and sheet) | RCIN 727031

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An order of battle of the Hanoverian army, commanded by General Field Marshal Baron Bülow in 1729 at Hanover.

This order of battle in one line probably refers to one of the reviews undertaken by George II during his first visit to Hanover as King of Great Britain in the summer of 1729, which were held 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 General Officers are Lieutenant-Generals Melville, Hardenberg; Major-Generals Hassberg, Campen; Brigadiers Wendt, Schwaan, Wurmb, Pontpietin. The regiments are named and made up of twelve battalions and 18 squadrons with a total of 12,000 troops.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: The letters W K

    Mark, stamped: 182

    Condition: seven fold lines; creased; brown stains; unevenly trimmed. Verso: surface dirt

  • 20.8 x 36.4 cm (image and sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Ordre de Battaille zúr Revue


    George III heading: Order of Battle 1729.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [bottom left, black pencil:] [?] 1729. (Verso) [top centre, black pencil:] [indistinct notes of transactions which appear not to relate to this item].

    George III catalogue entry:

    Order of Battle Ordre de Bataille zur Revue 1729. M.S.

  • 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, Lower Saxony, Germany (52°22ʹ20ʺN 09°46ʹ50ʺE)

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