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Jean-Baptiste Jacques de Beaurain (1728-c. 1785)

Friedberg, Grüningen and Johannisberg, 1762

BATAILLE / DU JOHANSBERG, / Gagnée par son Altesse Sérénissime / Monseigneur le Prince de CONDÉ, / (les Maréchaux DESTRÉES ET DE SOUBISE réunis) / Sur l’Armée Hanovrien[n]e com[m]andée par le... published 1766

Etching and engraving; five plans with engraved text printed from one copperplate one one sheet of paper | Scale: 1:19,000 approx. | RCIN 733065

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Maps of the actions between the Allied army and the French at Johannisberg (30 August 1762), won by the French, and at Grüningen (25 August 1762), won by the Allied army. Seven Years War (1756-63). All plans oriented with east to top (compass rose). 

The title appears in the top right, in an ornamental cartouche framed by by drapes, putti, flags and trumpets, surmounted by the coat of arms of Louis-Joseph prince de Condé (1736-1818), the whole contained in a rectangular panel.

  • Jean-Baptiste Jacques de Beaurain (1728-c. 1785) (publisher) [top right, below title, in title cartouche:] Jean-Baptiste Jacques de Beaurain.

    Perier (active 1740-70) (engraver) [bottom left, outside neatline:] Gravé par Perrier.

    J. Arrivet (active 1759-86) (engraver) [top right, bottom of title frame, inside neatline:] Arrivet inv [&] Sculp. [bottom centre, outside neatline:] A PARIS Chez le S.r de Beaurain Géographe ord.re du Roy. Rue Gillecœur

    Louis Joseph de Bourbon, Prince de Condé (1736-1818) (dedicatee)

  • Watermark: Chaplet; countermark: indistinct

    Condition: two fold lines. Verso: induced discolouration

  • Scale: 1:19,000 approx. Scale bar: Echelle de 400 Pas Géometrique [32 mm =].

    47.8 x 58.7 cm (image)

    48.5 x 59.8 cm (platemark)

    50.9 x 63.0 cm (sheet)

    25.4 x 25.6 cm (neatline plan 1)

    21.3 x 25.8 cm (neatline plan 2)

    14.5 x 17.7 cm (neatline plan 3)

    14.3 x 22.2 cm (neatline plan 4)

    17.7 x 22.2 cm (neatline plan 5)

  • Printed title:

    BATAILLE / DU JOHANSBERG, / Gagnée par son Altesse Sérénissime / Monseigneur le Prince de CONDÉ, / (les Maréchaux DESTRÉES ET DE SOUBISE réunis) / Sur l’Armée Hanovrien[n]e com[m]andée par le P.ce Héréditaire de Brunswick / le 30. Aoust 1762. [and, bottom centre:] COMBAT DE / GRUNINGEN. [top right, in ornamental cartouche framed by by drapes, putti, flags and trumpets, surmounted by the coat of arms of Louis-Joseph prince de Condé (1736-1818), the whole contained in a rectangular panel]

    Additional text:

    [right, below title cartouche and down right side of map in rectangular panel, a description of the different stages of the Battle of Johannisberg and the action at Grüningen:] PREMIER MOUVEMENT, SECOND MOUVEM.T, TROISIEME MOUVEM.T, QUATRIEME MOUVEM.T [and] COMBAT DE GRUNINGEN. [A key to the symbols for French infantry and cavalry, Allied infantry and cavalry, and artillery and abattis is engraved in the bottom margin, between the border and the platemark:] REMARQUES.

    Dedication:

    [top right, below title, in title cartouche:] DÉDIÉE ET PRÉSENTÉE / A. S. A. S. M.GR LE PRINCE DE CONDÉ, / Par Son très-humble et très-obéissant Serviteur / de Beaurain fils Géographe ord.re du Roy. / en M.DCCLXVI.

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Battle of Gruningen 25 Aug. 1762 / Battle of Johansberg 30 Aug. 1762.

    Other annotations (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom, right of centre, black pencil:] XVII/16.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Gruningen Quatre Plans de la Bataille du Johansberg gagnée par le Prince de Condé sur l’Armée Hanovrienne commandée par le Prince Hereditaire de Brunswick, le 30 Aout 1762. Plan du Combat de Gruningen gagné par la Reserve de l’Armée des Alliés commandée par le Prince Hereditaire de Brunswick, le 25 Aout 1762: par le S.r de Beaurain, 1766. [The same entry appears under the heading Johansberg.]

  • From the collection of military and naval maps and prints formed by George III (1738-1820)

  • Subject(s)

    Friedberg, Hesse, Germany (50°21'00"N 08°46'00"E)

    Grüningen, Hesse, Germany (50°30'35"N 08°43'48"E)

    Johannisberg (hill), Hesse, Germany (50°21'54"N 08°43'38"E)

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