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? Georg Josua du Plat (1722-95)

Encampment at Minden, Dankersen and Holzhausen, 1757

Les deux Camps du 16 et du 26 de Juin, de L’Armée de sa Majesté Britannique près de Minden / 1757 c.1757

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper; laid down on brown linen | Scale: not stated | RCIN 732020

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A map of the Hanoverian camps near Minden on 16 and 26 June 1757. Seven Years War (1756-63). Oriented with south to top.

The tentative attribution to G.J. du Plat is made on stylistic grounds. The nationality of the regiments is indicated by colour: Prussians (black), Hanoverians (red), Hessians (blue), Brunswick (yellow). See also RCINs 732200.o and q.

  • ? Georg Josua du Plat (1722-95) (surveyor and draughtsman)

  • Watermark: None

    Mark, stamped: 811

    Condition: four fold lines; surface dirt

  • Scale: not stated

    33.7 x 21.9 cm (image and neatline)

    35.1 x 23.5 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Les deux Camps du 16 et du 26 de Juin, de L’Armée de sa Majesté Britannique près de Minden / 1757. [across top of map, inside neatline]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Encampments at Holzhausen 16, and Danckersen 26 June 1757.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom left, red pencil:] [13/19]; [bottom left, black pencil:] [XV/6?].

    George III catalogue entry:

    Encampment Plan dessiné des deux Camps de l’Armée de Sa Majesté Britannique a Holzhausen le 16, et a Danckersen le 26 Juin 1757, pres de Minden. [The same entry appears under the headings Holzhausen and Danckersen.]

  • 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)

    Minden, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (52°17'00"N 08°55'00"E)

    Dankersen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (52°18'00"N 08°58'00"E)

    Holzhausen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (51°47'22"N 09°08'09"E)

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