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Printed and manuscript maps, prints and views of 22 seventeenth-century wars

Gustaf Friedrich Riecke (active 1734-5)

Encampments near River Neckar, Heilbronn, Lauffen and Wimpfen, 1693 and 1734

Gegend des NECKAR STROMS von / Lauffen bis Wimpfen mit den Campe = / ments der TEUTSCHEN 1693. u. A. 1734 1734 or later

Etching and engraving; printed on three sheets of paper, joined; hand-coloured | Scale: 1:32,500 approx. | RCIN 727047

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A map of the encampments of the German army along the Neckar in 1693 and 1734. War of the Grand Alliance (Nine Years War; 1689-97) and War of the Polish Succession (1733-8). Oriented with east to top.

The map extends from Wimpfen (Bad Wimpfen) in the north, to Lauffen in the south.

  • Gustaf Friedrich Riecke (active 1734-5) (draughtsman) [bottom right, left of scale bar:] G.F. Riecke Fähndr: Del.

    Homann's Heirs (1724-1848) (cartographer and publisher) [top left, below title:] Ausgefertigt in der Homænnischen / Officin. / Cum Privil. S.C.M.

  • Watermark: Indistinct; coat of arms in shield with crown above, the letter H below

    Condition: two fold lines. Verso: induced discolouration

  • Scale: 1:32,500 approx. Scale bar: Maastab von 1000 Ruthen jede Ruthe zu 16 Fuß. [116 mm = 1000]. [Right of middle sheet:] Mastab von 20000. Fuß deren 16. Auf eine Ruthe gehen u. also 1250. Ruthes ausmachen [143 mm =]

    23.1 x 85.7 cm (image)

    cropped (platemark)

    22.1 x 64.1 cm (neatline)

    23.3 x 86.1 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    Gegend des NECKAR STROMS von / Lauffen bis Wimpfen mit den Campe = / ments der TEUTSCHEN 1693. u. A. 1734. [top left]

    Additional text:

    Erklærung des retrenchementir = / ten Campements der Kayserl. / und Allÿrten Reichs-Armée A. / 1693 [and] Erklærung des Campements / der Kayserl–Reichs-Armée unter / Com[m]. S. HOCHF. DURCHL. Pr. Eug. v. / Savoyen, vom 8. Maÿ bis i9 Jun. / 1734. [down right side of map in rectangular panels, with the engraved letter ‘A’, bottom left inside neatline, and the engraved letter ‘B’ above the border, top left: two keys to the regiments of each camp:]


    George III heading: Encampment on the Neckar 8 May – 19 June 1734.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [bottom right, ink, cropped and illegible.] (Verso) [top right, black pencil, in Schultz's hand?:] B.b. 3; [top right, black pencil, erased:] Encampment; [bottom right, black pencil:] 1734; [bottom right, in Mason's hand?:] 19.; [bottom centre, black pencil:] 18; [bottom centre, black pencil, in Schultz's hand?:] B.b. 3; [right, centre, red pencil:] 3; [top, left of centre, black pencil, erased:] 3. [and:] Heilbronn 1734 / May.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Neckar Gegend des Neckar Stroms von Lauffen bis Wimpfen, mit den Campements der Teutschen 1693 und 1734; von G.F. Riecke, ausgefertigt in der Homænnischen Officin. 2 blattern. [The same entry appears under the heading Encampment.]

  • 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)

    Heilbronn, Baden-Württemberg, Germany (49°08ʹ23ʺN 09°13ʹ13ʺE)

    Lauffen am Neckar, Baden-Württemberg, Germany (49°04ʹ24ʺN 09°08ʹ44ʺE)

    Bad Wimpfen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany (49°13ʹ47ʺN 09°09ʹ23ʺE)

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