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Encampments at Sachsenhausen, 1760 1760 or later

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper | Scale: not stated. 1:108,000 approx. | RCIN 733014

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A map of the Battle of Corbach, fought on 10 July 1760 between the Allied army, commanded by Field Marshal Prince Ferdinand of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1721-92), and the French, commanded by Victor-François, 2nd duc de Broglie (1718-1804), resulting in a French victory. Seven Years War (1756-63). Oriented with north to top. 

This is a detailed topographical map naming the minor settlements and rivers and showing the positions of the French and Allied troops, the Battle of Corbach on 10 July and including an action on 20 July between two batteries on each side of the valley at Höringhausen (51°16'21"N 08°59'08"E). The detail is more sketchy to the south at Wildungen (Bad Wildungen 51°07'10"N 09°07'29"E) and the map may be unfinished. The area covered extends from Mengeringhausen (51°22'01"N 08°59'18"E) in the north to Braunau (51°04'47"N 09°07'45"E) in the south, and from Fritzlar (51°07'54"N 09°16'32"E) in the east to Eisenberg (Eisen-Berg 51°15'03"N 08°49'40"E) in the west. The hand resembles that of A.H. du Plat, but this is a tentative suggestion and the identification is not secure.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: IV

    Mark, stamped: 909

    Condition: no fold lines. Verso: surface dirt; induced discolouration

  • Scale: not stated. 1:108,000 approx.

    34.6 x 34.5 cm (neatline)

    35.3 x 35.2 cm (image)

    35.9 x 35.5 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    No title


    George III heading: Encampment at Sachsenhausen and Action of Corbach 10 July 1760.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Corbach A drawn Plan of the Encampment of the Allied Army, under the command of Prince Ferdinand, at Sachsenhausen: and of the Action at Corbach on the of July 1760. [The same entry appears under the headings Encampment and Sachsenhausen.]

  • 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)

    Sachsenhausen, Hesse, Germany (51°14'36"N 09°00'35"E)

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