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J.A. Overheide (active 1738-62)

Bielefeld and Herford, 1757

Routen zum March in 2 Colonnen / durch Bielefeld und Herforden c.1757

Pen, ink and watercolour on paper; laid down on linen | Scale: 1:58,000 approx. | RCIN 732018

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A map of a route for the marching of the Hanoverian troops in two columns between Bielefeld and Herforden (Herford). Seven Years War (1756-63). Oriented with north-east to top. 

The camp shown to the east of Herford does not appear in the sequence at RCINs 732200 or 732201. There is no source for the attributed date of 11 June 1757 by George III's librarian (unless it has been trimmed from the bottom of the sheet by the librarian), but the Hanoverian army was in the vicinity at that time, and Overheide did make a sketch of the Paderborn-Bielefeld routes in May 1757 (see RCIN 732013).

  • J.A. Overheide (active 1738-62) (surveyor and draughtsman) [bottom right:] J.A. Overheide.

  • Watermark: None

    Mark, stamped: 809

    Condition: one fold line; creased; foxing to both sides; holes and tears, bottom left, from removal of cipher label; bottom left, especially on verso, water-stained patch from the removal of Cumberland's cipher label, but fragments of the cipher label are on the recto

  • Scale: 1:58,000 approx. Scale bar: [126 mm =] 1½ Stunde.

    40.0 x 26.3 cm (image)

    40.6 x 32.3 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Routen zum March in 2 Colonnen / durch Bielefeld und Herforden. [top of map]


    George III heading: March from Bielefeld to Herforden 11 June 1757.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [bottom right, black pencil:] 7. (Verso) [top left, ink, crossed out in red pencil, obscured by white paper strip:] March Route; [bottom right, black pencil, obscured by linen:] 39; [centre, red pencil, obscured by linen:] 39.

    George III catalogue entry:

    March Routen zum March in 2 colonnen durch Bielefeld und Herforden von J.A. Overheide Ing.r 11 Junii 1757. drawn. [The same entry appears under the headings Bielefeld and Herforden.]

  • 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)

    Bielefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (52°02'00"N 08°32'00"E)

    Herford, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (52°08'00"N 08°41'00"E)

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