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Maps, views and diagrams of military reviews and encampments

G.W. von der Bussche (active 1769-74)

Osnabrück, 1769

EXERCICE UND MANOEUVRES / Des Hannoverschen Infanterie Regiment Sr Königlichen Hoheit des Printzen FRIDERICH, welche dasselbe den iiten Maÿ 1769 vor Sr Excellence den Herrn / General Lieutenant von Schele beÿ der Revüe... c.1769

Pencil, ink and watercolour on paper | Scale: 1:5,900 approx. | RCIN 733074.b

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A map of the manoeuvres of the Hanoverian infantry regiments near Osnabrück, 11 May 1769. Oriented with north to top (compass rose with magnetic north indicated). 

With a flap, pasted to the base map, showing different positions during the exercises. The geographical area covered lies to the immediate north of Osnabrück, on the edge of present-day urban development, and is bounded by the rivers Nette to the south and Hase to the west. Route 68, the Bramscher Strasse runs through the area, as its forebear did in 1769. Arable or cultivated land is shown by conventional stripes representing tilled land; pasture land is shown in green.

  • G.W. von der Bussche (active 1769-74) (draughtsman) [right, bottom of explanatory text:] Verfertigt von G. W. v.d. Bussche Oberstlieutenant beÿ obgedachtem Regiment; [bottom right, signed:] D.V.V. Schele.

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys in crowned shield suspending a bell or beehive, the name C & I HONIG below. MS D V [van] Schele.

    Mark, stamped: 960

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

  • Scale: 1:5,900 approx. Scale bar: Maas stab von 100. Ruthen Calenberg: [79 mm =].

    26.5 x 26.9 cm (neatline)

    36.7 x 52.2 cm (image)

    36.9 x 52.5 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    EXERCICE UND MANOEUVRES / Des Hannoverschen Infanterie Regiment Sr Königlichen Hoheit des Printzen FRIDERICH, welche dasselbe den iiten Maÿ 1769 vor Sr Excellence den Herrn / General Lieutenant von Schele beÿ der Revüe gemacht. [ink annotation, perhaps in the hand of George III’s library staff:] (zu Evers Heide bey Osnabruck). [top centre]

    Additional text:

    [top, below title, a key, 1-13, to the positions during the various advances; right, down right side of map, a key to the letters on the map, A-R, with a description of the movements made by the troops:] Erklährung der Buchstaben.

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Osnabruck, 11 May 1769.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Osnabruck Exercice und Manoeuvres des Hannoverschen Infanterie Regiment S.r Koniglichen Hoheit des Printzen Friderich, welche dasselbe den 11.ten May 1769 vor S.r Excellence den Herrn General Lieutenant von Schele bey der Revue gemacht. (zu Evers Heide bey Osnabruck) drawn.

  • From the collection of military and naval maps and prints formed by George III (1738-1820)

  • Subject(s)

    Osnabrück, Lower Saxony, Germany (52°16'00"N 08°03'00"E)

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