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Order of battle, 1757, Prussian army

Armée Prusse c.1757

Pencil, pen and ink on paper; pricking through | 20.5 x 31.9 cm (image and sheet) | RCIN 732005

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An order of battle of the Prussian army in 1757. Seven Years War (1756-63)

Drawn in a Prussian or Hanoverian hand. The date ‘1757’ has been added later in a hand resembling that of Edward Mason, Cumberland's librarian.

The General Officers, under General Field Marshal de Lewald, are, First Line Lieutenant-General Marshals Dohna and de Schorlemmer; Major-Generals de Platen, Kanitz, and Below. The General Officers of the Second Line are: Lieutenant-Generals de Kalnein and Prince de Holstein; Major-General Finkelstein.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: Pro Patria

    Mark, stamped: 803

    Condition: three fold lines; small tear to right edge; formerly pasted down on paper

  • 20.5 x 31.9 cm (image and sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Armée Prusse [top left]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Order of Battle 1757.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Order of Battle Ordre de Bataille de l’Armée de Prusse commandée par le Marechal de Lewald in 1757. MS.

  • 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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