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Zeithain and Mühlberg, 1730

IV. Plan auf den Tag der Exercice der Infanterie sub D. / welcher zeiget, wie mit 2. seiten des Quarree gegen einander in avan / siren und reteriren chargiret wird. D 1730 or later

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper; laid down on coarse linen; the plan drawing of the Pavillion, in the centre of the diagram, has been drawn on a separate piece of paper which has been pasted to the diagram | Scale: not stated | RCIN 727035.d

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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.

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: None visible

    Mark, stamped: 234

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

  • Scale: not stated

    23.1 x 27.4 cm (image)

    28.0 x 28.7 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    IV. Plan auf den Tag der Exercice der Infanterie sub D. / welcher zeiget, wie mit 2. seiten des Quarree gegen einander in avan / siren und reteriren chargiret wird. D. [top]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Zeithayn 1730.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom right, black pencil, cropped and illegible: some letters?]

    George III catalogue entry:

    Zeithayn Quatre Plans dessinés des Mouvements des Trouppes 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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