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John Cleeve Pleydell (1736-1816)

Encampents at Diemel river, 1760

Sketch of the Line of Encampment of / the Allied Army upon the Heights of the Dymell / Nov:r 29:th 1760 Reconnoitred by Lieu:t Pleydell 1760

Pencil, ink and watercolour on paper | Scale: 1:46,800 approx. | RCIN 733026

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A map of the encampments of the Allied army north of the River Diemel between 6 October and 29 November 1760. Seven Years War (1756-63). Oriented with south-east to top. 

The map shows the same information as Pleydell's map at RCIN 733025 but the reconnoitring date is over six weeks later, implying that the camp was in position between 6 October and 29 of November 1760. The map has the appearance of a hurried piece of work.

  • John Cleeve Pleydell (1736-1816) (surveyor and draughtsman)

  • Watermark: IV

    Mark, stamped: 921

    Condition: no fold lines; surface dirt on both sides. Verso: top left, water-stained patch and shadow from the removal of Cumberland's cipher label

  • Scale: 1:46,800 approx. Scale bar: Scale of three English Miles [102 mm =].

    29.0 x 45.5 cm (image and neatline)

    32.4 x 48.2 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Sketch of the Line of Encampment of / the Allied Army upon the Heights of the Dymell / Nov:r 29:th 1760 Reconnoitred by Lieu:t Pleydell. [bottom centre]

    Additional text:

    [bottom left, a list, A-G:] L.t G.l Gilse, L.t G.l Wutgeneau, L.t G.l Mostyn, Prince of Anhalt. L.t G.l, L.t G.l Oheim, Lord Grandby L.t G.l, L.t G.l Zastrow [and an explanation to the symbols:] Broad Parallels, Cavalry / Narrow Parallels, Infantry / Crossd Parallels, Hussars & Lt Troops. 


    George III heading: Encampment on the Dymel 29 Nov. 1760.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Dymel A drawn Plan of the Line of Encampment of the Allied Army upon the heights of the Dymel of Nov.r 1760: reconnoitred by Lieut. Pleydell. [The same entry appears under the heading Encampment]

  • From the collection of military and naval maps and prints of Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland (1721-65), third son of George II; subsequently acquired by George III (1738-1820)

  • Subject(s)

    Vicinity of Warburg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (51°30'00"N 09°10'00"E)

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