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Maps, views and diagrams of military reviews and encampments

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Zeithain and Mühlberg, 1730

II. Plan von den tag des Exercice der Infanterie sub B, welcher zeiget, wie die säembtl: Infanterie / in 2. Colonnen vorwarts nach dem Pavilon zu, bis auf eine Trassirte Linie marchirrt, von die sich beyde... 1730 or later

Pen and ink and watercolour on paper; some pricking through | Scale: not stated | RCIN 727035.b

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One of four diagrams showing Saxon infantry manoeuvres at the Zeithainer Lustlager (the location is sometimes described as at Mühlberg, which lies to the north-west of Zeithain), promoted by Frederick Augustus I (1670-1733), Elector of Saxony and King of Poland (as Augustus II) in order to display the prowess of his newly reorganised army, from 30 May to 28 June 1730. The other diagrams are at RCINs 727035.a, c, d.

Formerly stored in a grey/blue rag-paper folder with the old heading written on the outside: Zeithayn June 1730; bottom centre, an ink annotation: No:s 231-234 [written in the 1930s or 1970s?] relates to the numbers stamped on the manuscript maps. Size of folder: 50.5 x 62.8 cm (sheet), folded to 50.5 x 31.5 cm. No watermark. All four items are untidily trimmed to an uneven shape.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: The letters ES in a circle with trefoil above

    Mark, stamped: 232

    Condition: one fold line; creased; surface dirt along left and right edges of recto and verso; brown stains. Verso: ink smudges

  • Scale: not stated

    27.7 x 28.5 cm (image)

    29.0 x 30.0 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    II. Plan von den tag des Exercice der Infanterie sub B, welcher zeiget, wie die säembtl: Infanterie / in 2. Colonnen vorwarts nach dem Pavilon zu, bis auf eine Trassirte Linie marchirrt, von die sich beyde / Colonnen rechts und lincks theilen, und ferner um den Pavillon herum marchiren, um ein Quarre zu / formir. [top]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Zeithayn 1730.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Zeithayn Quatre Plans dessinés des Mouvements des Troupes Saxonnes du Roy de Pologne a Zeithayen en 1730.

  • 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)

    Zeithain, Saxony, Germany (51°20ʹ01ʺN 13°20ʹ17ʺE)

    Mühlberg, Brandenburg, Germany (51°26ʹ04ʺN 13°13ʹ18ʺE)

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