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? OC de Marin (active 1736-41)

Battle of Villmanstrand, 1741

PLAN DER FESTUNG WILMAN[N]=STRAND 1741 or later

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper; some pricking through | Scale: 1:3,000 approx. | RCIN 728045.a

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O'Meara, ‘Lacy, Peter, Count Lacy in the nobility of the Holy Roman empire (1678–1751)’, Dictionary of National Biography, 2004

S.C. Tucker (ed), A global chronology of conflict: from the Ancient World to the modern Middle East, 6 vols, Santa Barbara 2010, vol.II, p. 738

  • ? OC de Marin (active 1736-41) (draughtsman)

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys suspending a ‘4’ and WR with V below and countermark IV

    Mark, stamped: 273

    Condition: one fold line; unevenly trimmed; one small tear to left edge

  • Scale: 1:3,000 approx. Scale bar [85 mm = 150 faden].

    45.9 x 67.0 cm (neatline)

    47.3 x 68.4 cm (image)

    50.3 x 71.7 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    PLAN DER FESTUNG WILMAN[N]=STRAND [top, in a cartouche representing a scroll]

    Additional text:

    ERKLÆRUNG DERER BUCH-STABEN / Wie das Corps der Russich Käýserlichen Armeé wieder dem feindli= / chem Corps der Schwedischen=Armeé unter der Stadt Wilman[n]= / strand den [blank space left to insert the date] Augusti A.o 1741: gestanden. [bottom right, in cartouche representing a trompe l'oeil torn sheet of paper: a key, A-I, K-Z, a-f, to the regiments of the Russian and Swedish armies] 

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Willmanstrand August 1741.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom centre, red pencil:] 7/29; [bottom centre, black pencil, erased:] VIII/47.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Willmanstrand A drawn Plan of the Siege of Wilman-Strand by the Russians in August 1741: with Profiles of the Fortifications.

  • 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)

    Lappeenranta, South Karelia, Finland (61°03'31"N 28°11'19"E)

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