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Battle of Minden, 1759

Battle of / Tondenhausen / fought Augt, 1 / 1759 1759 or later

Engraving and etching; printed on paper; reverse window mounted on paper | Scale: not stated. Not to scale. | RCIN 732116

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A map of the Battle of Minden, 1 August 1759. Seven Years War (1756-63). Oriented with south-east to top. 

A very crudely executed little plan of the battle, perhaps removed from a magazine, journal, or history.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: Map: none visible. Mount: fleur-de-lys in crowned shield - the bottom half cropped.

    Condition: no fold lines; small piece missing from bottom edge of map

  • Scale: not stated. Not to scale.

    6.1 x 9.6 cm (image, neatline and sheet)

    32.8 x 22.9 cm (mount)

  • Manuscript title:

    Battle of / Tondenhausen / fought Augt, 1 / 1759. [bottom right, in rectangular panel with ornamental border]


    George III heading: Battle of Minden 1 Aug. 1759.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Minden A small Plan of the Battle of Tondenhausen or Minden fought on the of Aug.t 1759.

  • 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)

    Minden, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (52°17'00"N 08°55'00"E)

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