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Maps, views and diagrams of military reviews and encampments


Map of encampment near Hanover, 1783 (Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany) 52°22'13"N 09°43'59"E


Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper | Scale: 1:16,000 approx. | RCIN 734098.2.a

A map of an imaginary encampment for 20-30,000 men in the vicinity of Hanover in 1783. Oriented with north to top: 'Norden oben'.

This is not a plan of an actual camp, but a map to show how and precisely where, a body of 20-30,000 men could be encamped on the left bank of the River Leine near Hanover. The map extends from Limmer in the north-west to Onnenberg in the south-west and from Hanover in the north-east to Hemmingen in the south-east. The numbers on the map are explained in the descriptive text at RCIN 734098.2.b. The text is signed by G.J. du Plat and dated at Hanover, August 1783.

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. Verso: induced discolouration.
  • ? Georg Josua du Plat (1722-95) (draughtsman)


  • Watermark: Cropped; probably a fleur-de-lys in crowned shield, perhaps a device and C & I HONIG below; countermark: IV

    Mark, stamped: 1023

    Condition: no fold lines. Verso: induced discolouration

  • Scale: 1:16,000 approx. [scale statement following on from title:] nach dem Landes-Vermessungs Masstab.18 Zoll = 2000 Ruthen = einer Teutschen Meile.

    33.7 x 28.7 cm (neatline)

    37.3 x 29.3 cm (image)

    44.1 x 36.2 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    N:re 1. Versam[m]lungs: Lager eines Corps Trouppen von 20, 25, bis 30/m Mann bei der Stadt Hannover / am Liniken Ufer der Leine. [across top of map, in rectangular panel]


    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)

    Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany 52°22'13"N 09°43'59"E)

Page revisions

  • 23 May 2024