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Order of battle of the Hanoverian army, 1729

Ordre de Battaille Zúr Revue de Aō 1729 1729 or later

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper; laid down on coarse linen | 32.7 x 57.3 cm (image and neatline) | RCIN 727029

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

The site of this review 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. It was probably 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.

The General Officers are named as General Feld Marchal [von Bülow], Lieutenant-Generals Melvil and Hardenberg; Major-Generals Hasbergen, Campen; Brigadiers Wend, Schwaan, Wurm, Pontpitain. The regiments are named and the regimental rectangles appear to be coloured according to the jackets and facings of the uniforms.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

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

    Mark, stamped: 176

    Condition: one fold line; surface dirt along right edge of recto, and left edge of verso

  • 32.7 x 57.3 cm (image and neatline)

    35.3 x 59.1 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Ordre de Battaille Zúr Revue de Aō 1729. [centre of map]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Order of Battle 1729.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom left, ink, obscured by blank white paper strip:] Order of Battle; [top right, black pencil:] 1729; [bottom right, red pencil:] 6/[33]; [bottom right, black pencil:] VII/[3?].

    George III catalogue entry:

    Order of Battle Ordre de Bataille zur Revue de A.o 1729. 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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