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Scheunen, 1753

Plan / von der Attaque / der / Ohnweit denen Scheunen beÿ Dresden / aufgeworffenen Schantze. / vom 8ten bis mit dem 15den Junii / Anno 1753 1753 or later

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper | Scale: 1:1,800 approx. | RCIN 731049

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A plan of the practice siegeworks at Scheunen, near Übigau and Dresden, Saxony, 8-15 June 1753.

This plan is accompanied by profiles and represents the practice siegeworks which are shown in RCIN 731048. Scheunen was a small settlement, now subsumed into the north-eastern suburbs of Neustadt, on the north bank of the Elbe opposite Dresden. The position of the practice siegeworks is close to the present-day Militärhistorisches Museum der Bundeswehr, the approximate co-ordinates of which are 51°04'43"N 13°45'38"E.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: Strasburg bend in shield, fleur-de-lys above, the letters VDL below; countermark: IV

    Mark, stamped: 766

    Condition: seven fold lines; 2,5 cm tear to top edge. Verso: surface dirt along fold lines; heavy surface dirt along top edge

  • Scale: 1:1,800 approx. Scale bar: Maastab zum Plane 60 Toisen [65 mm =].

    30.5 x 53.5 cm (neatline)

    41.3 x 53.9 cm (image)

    43.2 x 55.8 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Plan / von der Attaque / der / Ohnweit denen Scheunen beÿ Dresden / aufgeworffenen Schantze. / vom 8ten bis mit dem 15den Junii / Anno 1753. [top left, in rectangular panel]


    [top, a series of nine sections or profiles through the fortifications.] Scale: 1:437 approx. Maastab zu denen Profilen 20 Toises [89 mm =]; size: 10.1 x 28.0 cm (neatline).

    Additional text:

    [top right, a key, A-I, K-T, V-X, to the features on the plan:] Erklarung derer Buchstaben.


    George III heading: Scheunen 8-15 June 1753.

    Other annotations (Recto) none. (Verso) [top right, black pencil:] 6; [bottom right, black pencil, erased:] Scheunen 8-15 June 1753.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Scheunen Plan von der Attaque der ohnweit denen Scheunen bey Dresden aufgeworffenen Schantze vom 8ten bis mit dem 15.ten Junii 1753. drawn.

  • 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)

    Scheunen, near Dresden, Saxony, Germany (51°04'43"N 13°45'38"E)

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