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? Anton Heinrich du Plat (1738-91)

Minden, Dankersen and Holzhausen, 1757 c.1757

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on four pieces of paper; mounted on two sheets of paper; laid down on coarse linen | Scale: not stated. 1:9,000 approx. | RCIN 732019

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A map of the country to the east and south of Minden with the camps of Dankersen and Holzhausen. Seven Years War (1756-63). Oriented with south to top.

The attribution to Anton Heinrich du Plat is made on stylistic grounds. The camp at Holzhausen was dated 16 June (see RCIN 732200.n) and that at Dankersen was dated 26 June (see RCIN 732200.p).

  • ? Anton Heinrich du Plat (1738-91) (surveyor and draughtsman)

  • Watermark: None visible

    Mark, stamped: 810

    Condition: two fold lines; ink smudges; brown staining; surface dirt. Verso: large water-stained patch, top centre, and smaller water-stained patches from the removal of Cumberland's cipher label to left; top, fragments of cipher label between canvas and verso of map; considerable brown staining

  • Scale: not stated. 1:9,000 approx.

    26.0 x 100.5 cm (image)

    29.4 x 100.5 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    No title

    Annotations:

    George III heading: [on white paper strip on verso:] Encampment at Holzhausen 16, and at Danckersen 26 June 1757.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [top, left of centre, ink, obscured by canvas, illegible]; [top, right of centre, black pencil:] VOL VIII; [top right, obscured by white paper strip, illegible.]

    George III catalogue entry:

    Encampment Carte dessiné des environs de Minden, avec les campemens se l’Armée de Sa Majesté Britannique a Holzhausen le 16, et a Danckersen le 26 Juin 1757; [red ink:] par le Capitaine du Plat. [The same entry appears under the headings Holzhausen and Danckersen.]

  • From the collection of military and naval maps and prints of Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland (1721-65), third son of George II; subsequently acquired by George III (1738-1820)

     

  • Subject(s)

    Minden, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (52°17'00"N 08°55'00"E)

    Dankersen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (52°18'00"N 08°58'00"E)

    North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (51°47'22"N 09°08'0)

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