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

William Roy (1726-90)

Germany 1760 1760 or later

Pen, ink and watercolour on paper, joined; laid down on linen and edged in white silk | 17.1 x 34.8 cm (whole object) | RCIN 733015.b

One of three separate flaps which were formerly pasted to the base map at RCIN 733015.a, but which are now removed and preserved separately. The flap shows different sets of troop and camp positions of the Allied army in the vicinity of Warburg (51°29'24"N 09°08'47"E) from 10 July to 24 September 1760. Seven Years War (1756-63).

The other flaps are located at RCINs 733015.c and d. The identity of the regiments is indicated by numbers which refer to the accompanying journal at RCIN 733015.e.

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

  • Mark, stamped: 910[the ‘A’ is written in black ink]

  • 17.1 x 34.8 cm (whole object)

  • Manuscript title:

    None

    George III catalogue entry:

    Encampment A drawn Plan shewing the Encampments and Movements of His Majesty’s Army in Germany under the command of H.S.H. Duke Ferdinand of Brunswick and Lunebourg, from the 10.th of July to the 24th of Sept.r 1760: together with the principal Manoeuvres of the French Army under the command of the Marshal Duke of Broglio: by Captain W. Roy. 4 sheets. [below in ink:] A Journal of D.o Fol. MS …. [black pencil:] 5 J 3 [the same entry appears under the heading Germany.]

  • Possibly from the map collection of Lieutenant-General Robert Napier (c.1703-November 1766), Secretary for Military Affairs to Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland; subsequently acquired by George III (1738-1820)

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