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? William Roy (1726-90)

Encampments at Coesfeld, Dülmen and Haltern, 1758 c.1758

Pen, ink and watercolour on thin paper; laid down on linen | Scale: 1:72,500 approx. | RCIN 732074

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A sketch of the positions of the camps of the English and Hanoverian army between Coesfeld, Dülmen, and Haltern in August and September 1758. Seven Years War (1756-63). Oriented with east to top (cardinal points). 

The attribution to William Roy is made on stylistic grounds. The details of this rough sketch were incorporated in RCIN 732075. The French advanced camp, west to south of Haltern, is shown in blue.

  • ? William Roy (1726-90) (surveyor and draughtsman)

  • Watermark: None

    Mark, stamped: 861

    Condition: no fold lines; creased; brown staining to both sides

  • Scale: 1:72,500 approx. Scale bar: English Miles 5 [111 mm =].

    28.1 x 49.8 cm (image and sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    No title

    Additional text:

    [bottom, a key to the colours used on the map for the encampments:] Blue – English and Hannoverian Encampment near Coesfeldt before the Junction of the Army, from Augt 14th to Aug 21st. / Red – Encampment of the Army on their Junction Aug.t 21st between Coesfeldt and Lette. / Yellow – Encampment of the Army between Hamsen and Velte from Aug.t 27th to Augt 29th / Green – Encampment of the Army between Velt [Welte] and Dulmen from Augt 29th, where they remain. Sep:ber 1758.


    George III heading: Encampments between Coesfeld and Dulmen 14 Aug.t - 6 Sept.r 1758.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [top right, black pencil:] Camp.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Coesfeldt A drawn Plan of the Encampments of the English and Hanoverian Troops between Coesfeldt and Dulmen, from the of August to the of Sept.r 1758. [The same entry appears under the headings Encampment and Dulmen.]

  • 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)

    Coesfeld, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (51°56'00"N 07°09'00"E)

    Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (51°50'00"N 07°18'00"E)

    Haltern, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (51°44'34"N 07°10'53"E)

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