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? Anton Heinrich du Plat (1738-91)

Encampment at Verden, 1757

Le Camp de Verden du 8 d’Aout 1757 c.1757

Pencil, ink and watercolour on paper | Scale: 1:39,300 approx. | RCIN 732030

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A map of the encampment of George II's German troops at Verden, 8 August 1757. Seven Years War (1756-63). Oriented with west to top.

A preliminary drawing for the fair copies at RCINs 732200.z and 732201.ab.

  • ? Anton Heinrich du Plat (1738-91) (surveyor and draughtsman)

  • Watermark: Strasburg bend and lily, the letters L V G below

    Mark, stamped: 820

    Condition: no fold lines; brown discolouration. Verso: bottom left, water-stained patch, fragments and shadow from the removal of Cumberland's cipher label

  • Scale: 1:39,300 approx. Scale bar: [124 mm =] 1 heure de Chemin.

    26.7 x 25.0 cm (image and neatline)

    29.6 x 27.6 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Le Camp de Verden du 8 d’Aout 1757. [top of map]


    George III heading: Encampment at Verden 8 August 1757.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [bottom right, black pencil:] 15. (Verso) [bottom right, black pencil, in Mason's hand]: 46; [centre, red pencil:] 46.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Encampment Plan dessinée du camp de l’Armée de Sa Majesté Britannique a Verden, le 8 Aout 1757, [red ink:] par le Capitaine du Plat.

  • 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)

    Verden, Lower Saxony, Germany (52°55'00"N 09°14'00"E)

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