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? William Roy (1726-90)

Germany, 1760

IOURNAL OF THE MOVEMENTS / of / HIS MAIESTY’S ARMY / In Germany. / Under the Command of H.S.H. Duke Ferdinand of Brunswick & Lunebourg / From the 10.th of July 1760, when it occupied the Camp of Sachsenhausen, / to the 24:th of Sep.. 1760 or later

Ink on paper in full dark blue leather binding; 48 numbered pages; one blank folio at front; eleven blank folios at end | 38.5 x 24.5 cm (whole object) | RCIN 733015.e

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An account of the encampments and movements of the Allied army in Germany during the summer of 1760. Seven Years War (1756-63)

Not signed; written in the hand of William Roy; an account of the Allied and French encampments and manoeuvres in Germany during 1760 to accompany his map of the manoeuvres in Germany (RCINs 733015.a-d). Contains 'LIST of the Sev:l Corps which composed His Majesty' Army in Germany. Campaign 1760'.

Full dark blue leather binding; upper and lower boards with 17 mm deep gold tooled filigree border; spine with six ridges and gold filigree tooling, red label with gold tooled design top and bottom and 'CAMP 1760' in gold; head, fore and tail edges gilded; marbled end papers; 48 numbered pages; one blank folio at front; eleven blank folios at end.

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

  • Watermark: Heawood 449

  • 38.5 x 24.5 cm (whole object)

  • Manuscript title:

    IOURNAL OF THE MOVEMENTS / of / HIS MAIESTY’S ARMY / In Germany. / Under the Command of H.S.H. Duke Ferdinand of Brunswick & Lunebourg / From the 10.th of July 1760, when it occupied the Camp of Sachsenhausen, / to the 24:th of Sep..br following, when the Detachments were made, / from the Position behind the Dimmel, to the Lower Rhine / together with / The principal Manoeuvres of the French Army under the Command / of Mar:l Duke of Broglio / The whole serving to explain a Plan where the Sev:l Movements are represented.

    Annotations:

    George III heading [on back of front endpaper, black pencil:] XIII/15 Military Encampments in Germany 1760.

    Other annotations: 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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