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Pieter [Pierre] de Hondt (c.1696-1764)

Battle of Krefeld, 1758

PLAN DE LA BATAILLE, / gagnée par l’Armée des ALLIÉS, aux Ordres de S.A.S. Mr. le Prince FERDINAND de BRUNSWIC, sur celle de FRANCE, / commandée par Mr. le Prince de CLERMONT, près d’ANDRAD, le 23 Juin 1758 1758

Etched and engraved map and letterpress text printed on the same sheet of paper | Scale: not stated. 1:71,700 approx. | RCIN 732065

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A map of the Battle of Krefeld, fought on 23 June 1758 between the Allied army commanded by Field Marshal Ferdinand, Prince of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1721-92), and the French, commanded by Louis, Count of Clermont (1709-71), resulting in an Allied victory. Seven Years War (1756-63). Oriented with north to top (compass rose).

  • Pieter [Pierre] de Hondt (c.1696-1764) (publisher) [bottom, below text:] A LA HAYE, CHEZ PIERRE DE HONDT, 1758.

    Jakob van der Schley (1715-79) (engraver) [bottom left, below edge of border: J.V. Schley, direx.

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys in crowned shield, suspending a bell, C & I HONIG below; countermark: the letters G R with crown above

    Condition: one fold line. Verso: bottom, right of centre, water-stained patch and shadow from the removal of Cumberland's cipher label

  • Scale: not stated. 1:71,700 approx.

    25.7 x 39.7 cm (neatline)

    36.7 x 40.1 cm (image)

    27.5 x 41.1 cm (platemark)

    26.3 x 40.1 cm (image of map)

    42.2 x 54.2 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    PLAN DE LA BATAILLE, / gagnée par l’Armée des ALLIÉS, aux Ordres de S.A.S. Mr. le Prince FERDINAND de BRUNSWIC, sur celle de FRANCE, / commandée par Mr. le Prince de CLERMONT, près d’ANDRAD, le 23 Juin 1758. [across top of map, outside platemark, letterpress]

    Additional text:

    [below map, letterpress, a key, A-I, K, L, I-IV, to the detail on the map.]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Battle of Crevelt 23 June 1758.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Crevelt Plan de la Bataille gagnée par l'Armée des Alliés aux ordres du Prince Ferdinand de Brunswic sur celle de Fance commandée par le Prince de Clermont, le 23 Juin 1758: par J. v. Schley, chez P. de Hondt, 1758.

  • From the collection of military and naval maps and prints of Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland (1721-65), third son of George II; subsequently acquired by George III (1738-1820)

     

  • Subject(s)

    Krefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (51°20'00"N 06°34'00"E)

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