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Maps, views and diagrams of military reviews and encampments


Map of encampments at Werra river, Witzenhausen and Münden, 1783 (Witzenhausen, Hesse, Germany) 51°19'58"N 09°52'01"E; (Hannoversch Münden, Lower Saxony, Germany) 51°24'54"N 09°39'01"E


Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour; drawn on two sheets of paper, joined | Scale: 1:18,000 approx. Scale bar: Maastab von ½ Teutschen Meile oder 1000 Ruhten = 9 Zoll Calenb: [218 mm =]. (scale) | RCIN 734098.2.e

A map of potential camp sites along the River Werra between Witzenhausen and Munden. Oriented with south-south-west to top (compass rose). This appears to show potential locations for encampments in this area rather than the site of an actual camp in 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: three fold lines.
  • Creator(s)

    Anton Heinrich du Plat (1738-91) (draughtsman) [[bottom right, inside neatline, signed:] A H du Plat.]

  • Fleur-de-lys in crowned shield, a ‘4’ suspending the monogram WR below; countermark: D & C BLAUW

    Old heading: Encampments in Germany, 1783. Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [top left, ink, in du Plat's hand:] N.o 3. / Lager bey Hédemünden am rechten Ufer der Werra, / nebst detachirte Corps an beiden Flügeln zu Münden und Witzenhausen / zur Verteidigung der beiden Haupt: Passagen über die Werra. / nach dem Landes Vermessungs Mastab.

  • Scale: 1:18,000 approx. Scale bar: Maastab von ½ Teutschen Meile oder 1000 Ruhten = 9 Zoll Calenb: [218 mm =]. (scale)

    49.1 x 127.3 cm (image)

    48.5 x 126.8 cm (neatline)

    50.7 x 129.1 cm (sheet) (whole object)


    Encampment Seven drawn Plans of Encampments in Germany, with MS. Explanations by G.J. du Plat, 1783.

  • Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Germany
          • Hesse [Germany]
            • Witzenhausen [Germany]
          • Lower Saxony [Germany]
            • Hannoversch Münden [Lower Saxony]
      • Physiography
        • Rivers
          • Rivers of central Europe
            • Weser, River [Germany]
              • River Werre [Germany]

Page revisions

  • 14 March 2024

    Initial version