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Order of battle of the Hanoverian army, 1729 1729 or later

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

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

The site of this order of battle 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. This order of battle was probably one adopted 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.

There is no explanation to the numbers on the map.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: Indistinct: fleur-de-lys in shield, crown above, a ‘4’ and the letters WR below; countermark: IV

    Mark, stamped: 177

    Condition: four fold lines; surface dirt on outer fold panel. Verso: induced discolouration

  • Scale: not stated

    33.2 x 58.0 cm (neatline)

    33.9 x 58.8 cm (image)

    36.2 x 61.5 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    No title

    Annotations:

    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)

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

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