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Battle of Minden, 1759

PLAN OF THE BATTLE NEAR MINDEN 1759 or later

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper | Scale: not stated. 1:40,000 approx. | RCIN 732115.a

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

A larger-scale map, in the same hand, as RCIN 732114, showing the 'first positions of the Ennemy in Two Lines, the first position of the King's army, the camp of the Allies on the 1 August, and the position of the King's Army after the battle'.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys in crowned shield, a ‘4’ suspending the letters L V G below

    Mark, stamped: 887

    Condition: no fold lines. Verso: induced discolouration; top left, water-stained patch and shadow from the removal of Cumberland's cipher label

  • Scale: not stated. 1:40,000 approx.

    24.5 x 40.1 cm (neatline)

    25.6 x 40.1 cm (image)

    26.6 x 41.5 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    PLAN OF THE BATTLE NEAR MINDEN. [top centre, outside border]

    Annotations:

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

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Minden A drawn Plan of the Battle near Minden on the 1.st of August 1759.

  • 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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