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Anton Heinrich du Plat (1738-91)

Bielefeld and Rehme, 1757 c.1757

Pencil, pen and ink on paper | Scale: not stated. 1:85,400 approx. | RCIN 732017

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A map of the routes between Bielefeld and Rehme. Seven Years War (1756-63). Oriented with north-east to top. 

The ‘Capitaine du Plat’ referred to in the old catalogue entry (there was no ‘C. du Plat’, as suggested by the signature), would, at this date, have been A.H. du Plat. The key, bottom right, gives symbols for bad places, inferior bridges, and places where pontoon bridges could be built. The army had camped at Remen (i.e. Rehme) on 14 June (see RCIN 732002.1.ag). The source for the attributed date of 10 June for the date of the detail of this map, made by one of George III's librarians in the old catalogue entry, is not known.

  • Anton Heinrich du Plat (1738-91) (draughtsman) [bottom right:] C. du Plat.

  • Watermark: Amsterdam coat of arms; countermark: IV

    Mark, stamped: 808

    Condition: five fold lines; creased; small hole, right, above centre; brown stains; top right and bottom right corners diagonally cut; surface dirt on verso

  • Scale: not stated. 1:85,400 approx.

    39.7 x 19.3 cm (image)

    39.9 x 22.2 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    No title

    Annotations:

    George III heading: March from Bielefeld to Remen 10 June 1757.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [right centre, red pencil:] 38.

    George III catalogue entry:

    March A drawn Plan of the March of the Allied Army from Bielefeld to Remen upon the Weser, 10 June 1757: by Captain du Plat. [The same entry appears under the headings Bielefeld and Remen]

  • 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)

    Rehme, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (52°12'00"N 08°49'00"E)

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