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Maps and views, correspondence and journals from the first global war

? William Roy (1726-90)

Germany, 1758

ENCAMPMENTS OF HIS BRITANNICK MAIESTY’S COMBINED ARMY IN GERMANY / From the Junction of the British Troops at COESFELDT on the 21st of August 1758 – To the Breaking up of the Camp at MUNSTER and Entering into Winter Quarters... 1758 or later

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper; laid down on thick paper | Scales: Encampments 1:71,400 approx.; Map of the Country 1:216,200 approx | RCIN 732075

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This map appears to be the graphic expression of the table of cantonments of the Allied army at RCIN 732001.k by F.W. Bauer. Seven Years War (1756-63). Main map oriented with north to top; orientation of individual plans varies.

The attribution to William Roy is made on stylistic grounds.

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

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys in crowned shield, a ‘4’ and letters L V G below; JVILLEDARY

    Mark, stamped: 862

    Condition: previously torn along old fold lines into six pieces; previous 5.5 cm tear to right edge of top right piece. Verso: substantial induced brown discolouration; traces of old adhesive around the edges, perhaps from having been mounted on card or paper. The map has now [2015] been conserved

  • Scale: scale bars: SCALE for the Plans of Encampments 5000 Yards [64 mm =], 1:71,400 approx; SCALE for the Map of the Country 3 Leagues 9 English Miles [67 mm =], 1:216,200 approx.

    33.8 x 54.7 cm (neatline of main map)

    63.3 x 75.0 cm (image and sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    ENCAMPMENTS OF HIS BRITANNICK MAIESTY’S COMBINED ARMY IN GERMANY / From the Junction of the British Troops at COESFELDT on the 21st of August 1758 – To the Breaking up of the Camp at MUNSTER and Entering into Winter Quarters the 18th of following. [across top of map, outside border]

    Additional text:

    [below map, a detailed account of the movements of the various regiments and commanders on an almost daily basis from August to November:] MOVEMENTS OF THE Combined Army From ye 21st of Augt to y.e of Nov.ber 1758.


    [the following small plans are not strictly insets but are placed around the outside of the main map; various orientations:]

    N.o I. COESFELDT CAMP. Aug:t 21:st to 26:th inclusive.

    II. LETTE CAMP. Aug:t 27:th

    III. DULMEN CAMP. Aug:t 29th

    IV. NOTTELEN CAMP. Oct:br 8:th

    V.; MUNSTER CAMP. Oct:br




    IX. CAPELL CAMP on Lipprade Heath. Oct:r


    XI. SOIST CAMP. Oct:r


    XIII. LIPPSTADT CAMP on Lipprade Heath. Oct:r

    XIV. RHEDA CAMP. Oct:r


    XVI. TELLIGT CAMP. Octr 30th

    XVII. MUNSTER CAMP Oct:r 31:st to Novr 18th when they broke up.


    POSITION of the ARMY near DULMEN Oct:r 3d in wc Situation they continued till their March to Nettelen. Octr 8th

    DIFFERENT POSITIONS of the Hereditary Prince near HALTERN wth that of ye Enemy at Hamgum.

    FRENCH CAMP at WERLE 18:th with the Position of the / Hereditary Prince, and those of the Ennemy after abandoning their Camp, on the

    ORDER of BATTLE / Of HIS BRITANNICK MAIESTY’S Combined Army under the Command of His Serene Highness / Duke Ferdinand of Brunswick & Luneburg. Aug.t 21st 1758.


    George III heading: Encampments in Germany 21 Aug. - 18 Nov. 1758: and Order of Battle 21 Aug. 1758.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Encampment A drawn Map of the Encampments of His Britannick Majesty’s combined Army commanded by Prince Ferdinand of Brunswic in Germany; from the junction of the British Troops at Coesfeldt on the of August 1758 to the breaking up of the Camp at Munster and entering into winter quarters on the of Nov.r following: with the Order of Battle on the of August, particular Plans of the Encampments, and a Journal of the Movements of the combined Army in the Margin. (by General Roy?). [The same entry appears under the heading Order of Battle.]

  • 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)

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