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Maps, views and diagrams of military reviews and encampments

Anonymous

Zeithain and Mühlberg, 1730

LOGIRUNGS CHARTE, / beÿ der Revuie / der Königl: Pohl: und Chur: Fürstl: Sæchss: / Armee / welche des. 1730t. Iahres gehalten worden 1730 or later

Etching and engraving; printed on paper; annotated in red ink; laid down on coarse linen | Scale: 1:70,800 approx. | RCIN 727037

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A map showing the locations of the lodgings of the guests and the area occupied by the Saxon army 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. Oriented with north to top.

The area occupied by the encampment of the Saxon army is shown by two long narrow rectangles; part of the area used for the manoeuvres is marked by the dashed lines, with the small filled rectangle in the middle of the north-eastern line representing the pavillion from which the King of Poland and his visitors watched the proceedings. The actual area of the exercises extended further to the north-east and was bordered by the road running through Lichtensee and Streumen.

The villages where the royal and aristocratic guests from all over Europe were quartered are marked in red ink with the guest's name.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: None visible

    Mark, stamped: 236

    Condition: creased; surface dirt along bottom edge. Verso: surface dirt along top edge; foxing

  • Scale: 1:70,800 approx. Scale bar: Geogr: Meile. deren. 15.einen. Grad machen. [108 mm = 1].

    33.6 x 29.5 cm (neatline)

    34.2 x 30.0 cm (image)

    cropped (platemark)

    35.0 x 31.0 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    LOGIRUNGS CHARTE, / beÿ der Revuie / der Königl: Pohl: und Chur: Fürstl: Sæchss: / Armee / welche des. 1730t. Iahres gehalten worden [bottom right, in cartouche representing a trompe l'oeil piece of paper]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Encampment at Zeithayn 1730.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [the names of officers, or nationalities of contingents are written beside the place-names where they were lodged.] (Verso) none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Zeithayn Logirungs Charte bey der Revue der Konigl. Pohl. und Chur Furstl. Sæchs Armée welche des 1730 Jahres gehalten worden

  • 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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