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J.A. Overheide (active 1738-62)

Bielefeld and Paderborn, 1757

Relations Carte / Von dem examinirten Routen und Wegen / so von Bielefeld ab nach Paderborn [?] 1757

Black and brown ink and watercolour on paper; laid down on linen | Scale: 1:146,000 approx. | RCIN 732013

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A route reconnaissance map for moving troops in columns from Bielefeld to Paderborn, May 1757. Seven Years War (1756-63). Oriented with south-east to top. 

Note that the orientation of the map is in the direction of travel. Overheide was commissioned as a Captain of the Hanoverian Engineers on 29 May 1748 [RCIN 733070]; he was still a Captain in 1762.

  • J.A. Overheide (active 1738-62) (surveyor and draughtsman) [bottom right:] [JA] Overheide [at] Schilsche 14 Maÿ 1757.

  • Watermark: Amsterdam coat of arms

    Mark, stamped: 805

    Condition: two fold lines; brown stains; bottom left [recto], water-stained patch and fragments from the removal of Cumberland's cipher label. Verso: foxing

  • Scale: 1:146,000 approx. Scale bar: 3 Stunden [100 mm =].

    39.7 x 30.7 cm (image)

    40.8 x 31.4 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Relations Carte / Von dem examinirten Routen und Wegen / so von Bielefeld ab nach Paderborn [?]. [top right]

    Additional text:

    [down right side of map, an assessment of the different routes, beginning with the ordinary main road, which can be taken between Bielefeld and Paderborn.]


    George III heading: Proposed March from Bielefeld to Paderborn 14 May 1757.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [bottom right, black pencil:] 2. (Verso) [top left, ink, crossed out in red pencil, obscured by linen:] March Route; [bottom right, black pencil, obscured by linen:] 3A.

    George III catalogue entry:

    March A drawn Map with a Report of the Roads between Bielefeld and Paderborn: by J.A. Overheide Eng.r 14 May 1757 [The same entry occurs under the headings Bielefeld and Paderborn.]

  • 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)

    Paderborn, North Rhine-Westphalia (51°43'08"N 08°45'15"E)

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