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William Roy (1726-90)

Germany, 1760

PLAN SHEWING THE ENCAMPMENTS AND MOVEMENTS / OF HIS MAIESTY’S ARMY IN GERMANY / under the Command of H,S,H, Duke Ferdinand of Brunswick and Lunebourg, / from the 10:th of July 1760, when it occupied the Camp of Sachsenhausen, to... 1760 or later

Pen, ink and watercolour on four sheets of paper, joined; laid down on linen and edged in white silk | Scale: 1:60,300 approx. | RCIN 733015.a

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A map of the encampment and movements of the Allied army, together with the manoeuvres of the French army, in Germany from 10 July to 24 September 1760. Seven Years War (1756-63).

Oriented with north to top. Three different sets of troop and camp positions in the vicinity of Warburg (51°29'24"N 09°08'47"E) are drawn on three separate flaps (RCINs 733015.b-d) which were formerly pasted to the base map but which are now removed and preserved separately. Roy probably used information taken from printed maps of the area combined with original survey. He has marked the 'Meridian of the Weidelsberg' and the 'Parallel of Cassel & the Weidelsberg'. 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) [top left, below title, in title panel:] By Cap:t W.m Roy.

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys in crowned shield, suspending a ‘4’ below; countermark: D & C BLAUW

    Mark, stamped: 910

    Condition: three fold lines. Verso: heavy brown staining.

  • Scale: 1:60,300 approx. Scale bars: Scale of 1 German Mile [139 mm =]; Scale of Common Leagues, or Hours, whereof Two make one German Mile [139 mm =]; Scale of English Miles, whereof 5 make One German Mile [139 mm=]; Scale of 8000 Paces, of 2½ feet each [101 mm =]. 

    94.0 x 103.4 cm (image and sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    PLAN SHEWING THE ENCAMPMENTS AND MOVEMENTS / OF HIS MAIESTY’S ARMY IN GERMANY / under the Command of H,S,H, Duke Ferdinand of Brunswick and 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. [top left, in rectangular frame]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Encampments & Movements of the Army in Germany 1760 [on verso, black pencil, not in the K.Mil cataloguing hand; possibly later nineteenth, or early twentieth century].

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [black pencil, in a 1930s hand?:] XIII/15A.

    K. Mil. dummy sheet:

    Title [ink:] 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 & Lunebourg; / from the 10.th of July to the 24.th of Sept.r 1760; together with the principal Manoeuvres of the / French Army, under the command of Marshal Duke of Broglio: by Capt.n W. Roy. 4 sheets / A Roll ... [black pencil:] 5 Table 2.d / [ink:] A Journal of Do. Fol. MS ... [bp:] 5 J 3 / [in a modern hand:] VOL UL I 1B 3b / [George III heading, red ink:] Encampments in Germany 10 July - 24 Sep. 1760. 
    Watermark: fleur-de-lys in crowned shield, the monogram B&W below. 
    Size: 47.1 x 32.7 cm (sheet).

    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)

  • Subject(s)

    Germany

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