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Prince Adolphus Frederick, 1st Duke of Cambridge (1774-1850)

Battle of Krefeld, 1758

Schlacht bey CREVELT. / vom 23.ten Junius 1758. / zwischen / der Alliirten = Armée / unter dem Befehl / Sr Hochfurstl Durchl des Herrn Herzogs / Ferdinand / und der Franzosischen Armée / commandirt / vom Grafen von Clermont 1792

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper | Scale: 1:90,500 approx. | RCIN 732064

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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 south-west to top.

This map has been copied from F.W. Bauer's map of the battle which was published in 1765 by Gosse and Pinet (see RCIN 732001.n). Frederick Augustus had gone to Hanover in 1791 to further his military training under Field Marshal von Freytag.

  • Prince Adolphus Frederick, 1st Duke of Cambridge (1774-1850) (draughtsman) [bottom left, below title in title panel:] Hannover im Set: 1792. Adolphus Friedrich.

  • Watermark: IV

    Mark, stamped: 848

    Condition: no fold lines

  • Scale: 1:90,500 approx. Scale bar: 6000 Schritt [53 mm =].

    34.6 x 42.7 cm (neatline)

    34.9 x 43.0 cm (image)

    36.7 x 44.7 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Schlacht bey CREVELT. / vom 23.ten Junius 1758. / zwischen / der Alliirten = Armée / unter dem Befehl / Sr Hochfurstl Durchl des Herrn Herzogs / Ferdinand / und der Franzosischen Armée / commandirt / vom Grafen von Clermont. [bottom left, in rectangular panel]

    Additional text:

    [top right, in rococo panel, a key, A-I, K-Z, to the details on the map:] ERKLAERUNG.

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Battle of Crevelt 23 June 1758.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [bottom left, red ink:] x; [along left edge, black pencil:] copied from Colonel Baur's Plan. (Verso) none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Crevelt Schlacht bey Crevelt vom 23 Junius 1758 zwischen der Alliirten Armée unter dem befehl des Herzogs Ferdinand, under der Franzosischen Armée commandirt vom Grafen von Clermont: von Adolphus Friedrich (the Duke of Cambridge) 1792. drawn.

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

     

  • Subject(s)

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

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