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? Georg Josua du Plat (1722-95)

Encampment at Grohnde, 1757 c.1757

Pencil on paper | Scale: not stated. Not to scale. | RCIN 732004.b

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A sketch of the encampment of the cavalry and infantry of the Hanoverian army at Grohnde, 1757. Seven Years War (1756-63). Oriented with west to top. 

The map is combined with a rough perspective view of the country behind the camp. With rough pencil notes explaining the positioning of the troops.

  • ? Georg Josua du Plat (1722-95) (surveyor and draughtsman) [bottom right:] ?G du Plat

     

  • Watermark: A seated figure with plumed head dress, facing right, holding a spear, behind a crowned lion rampant, holding a sword in the left paw and three arrows in the right paw, both within a circular fence, the word INPAT [cropped] within a rectangular panel to the right

    Mark, stamped: 799

    Condition: two fold lines; brown stains to both sides

  • Scale: not stated. Not to scale.

    16.2 x 32.2 cm (image and sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    No title

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Encampments in Germany 1757.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Encampment 5 drawn sketches of Encampments in Germany in 1757. [The same entry appears under the heading Germany.]

  • 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)

    Grohnde, Lower Saxony, Germany (52°01'00"N 09°25'00"E)

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