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? Georg Josua du Plat (1722-95)

Encampment near Golmbach, 1757 c.1757

Pencil, pen and ink on paper | Scale: not stated | RCIN 732004.c

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A sketch of the encampment of the Hanoverian army near Golmbach, 1757. Seven Years War (1756-63). Oriented with south-east to top. 

The French were encamped between Lobach and Holzminden, close to Golmbach, in July 1757. Cumberland had sent troops in that direction to monitor the French reconnaissances of the River Weser.

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

  • Watermark: Horn in crowned shield; countermark: unicorn

    Mark, stamped: 800

    Condition: four fold lines; brown stains to verso

  • Scale: not stated

    31.6 x 38.9 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)

    Golmbach, Lower Saxony, Germany (51°54'00"N 09°33'00"E)

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