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

Jean-Baptiste Jacques de Beaurain (1728-c. 1785)

Rhine, 1674-5

6.e P[lanche] c.1782

Etching and engraving; printed on one sheet of paper | Scale: 1:88,000 approx. | RCIN 724008.f

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A map of the Rhine (one of six sheets) showing the campaigns of the French and German armies in 1674 and 1675. Franco-Dutch War (1672-8). Oriented with north to top. For the other five sheets, see RCINs 724008.a-e.

This sheet extends from Michelbach (Michelbach, Hesse, Germany 50°13ʹ41ʺN 08°03ʹ31ʺE) in the top left corner, to Hanau (Hanau am Main, Hesse, Germany 50°08ʹ03ʺN 08°54ʹ51ʺE) in the top right corner, and from Offenheim (Offenheim, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany 49°43ʹ32ʺN 08°01ʹ49ʺE) in the bottom left corner to Albersbach (Albersbach, Hesse, Germany 49°37ʹ41ʺN 08°43ʹ44ʺE) in the bottom right corner.

For the background to this map see the master entry at 724008.

  • Jean-Baptiste Jacques de Beaurain (1728-c. 1785) (cartographer and publisher)

    Berlin (active 1782) (engraver)

    la Dame veuve Dutertre (printer)

  • Watermark: Crowned eagle; countermark: FIN DE [cropped heart] TAMIZIER AUVERGNE / 1782

    Condition: one fold line; creased. Verso: surface dirt

  • Scale: 1:88,000 approx.

    57.8 x 56.8 cm (neatline)

    59.1 x 57.7 cm (image)

    59.5 x 66.3 cm (platemark)

    60.8 x 69.1 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    6.e P.[lanche] [top right, above edge of border]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Rhine 1674, 1675.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Rhine Carte topographique du Cours du Rhin depuis Basle jusqu’a Mayence, sur laquelle on a tracé les mouvements et les positions des Armées Francoises et Allemandes pendant les campagnes de 1674 et 1675: par le Chev.er de Beaurain. 6 feuilles.

  • From the collection of military and naval maps and prints formed by George III (1738-1820)

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