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Thomas Bowles (9 December 1688-8 April 1767)

Battle of Minden, 1759

The Battle of Minden, or Thornhausen, in Westphalia, where the allied Army, commanded by Prince Ferdinand of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttle, obtained a glorious Victory over the French Army, commanded by Marshal de Contades... 1759 or later

Etching and engraving; printed on paper | 33.4 x 44.5 cm (image) | RCIN 732117

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A view of the Battle of Minden, fought on 1 August 1759 between the Allied army, commanded by Prince Ferdinand of Brunswick, and the French, commanded by Marshal de Contades, resulting in an Allied victory. Seven Years War (1756-63)

A view of the battle looking west towards the fortified town of Minden, showing the final onslaught of the Allied army, driving the French into full retreat. In the foreground, Prince Ferdinand, on a white charger, directs the operations.

  • Thomas Bowles (9 December 1688-8 April 1767) (publisher)

    John Bowles (22 April 1701-79) (publisher)

    Thomas Jefferys (c. 1719-71) (publisher)

    Sayer, Robert: at the Golden Buck near Serjeants Inn, Fleet St (publisher)

    H Parker and E Bakewell : in Cornhill (publisher) [bottom, below text:] Printed for T. Bowles in S.t Pauls Church Yard, John Bowles & Son, at the Black Horse in Cornhill, Tho.s Jefferys at Charing Cross, Rob.t Sayer at the Golden Buck in Fleet Street, Hen. Parker & Eliz. Bakewell opposite Birchin Lane in Cornhill.

  • Watermark: None visible

    Condition: no fold lines. Verso: surface dirt

  • 29.6 x 44.5 cm (neatline)

    33.4 x 44.5 cm (image)

    35.4 x 48.0 cm (platemark)

    37.5 x 50.0 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    The Battle of Minden, or Thornhausen, in Westphalia, where the allied Army, commanded by Prince Ferdinand of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttle, obtained a glorious Victory over the French Army, commanded by Marshal de Contades, on the 1:st of August 1759. [bottom, below view]

    Additional text:

    [bottom, below title, a brief description of the action, and a key A-C, 1-6:] References.

    Annotations:

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

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Minden A view of the Battle of Minden or Thornhausen in Westphalia where the Allied Army commanded by Prince Ferdinand obtained a victory over the French Army commanded by Marshal de Contades on the 1.st of August 1759: published by Bowles.

  • 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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