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Frederick Blomberg (active 1760)

Sachsenhausen, 1760

Position of the Allied and French Armies on July ye 20:th 1760. [in a different hand is added:] (at Sachsenhausen) c.1760

Pencil and ink on paper | Scale: 1:43,500 approx. | RCIN 733016.b

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A map of the positions of the Allied and French armies ten days after the Battle of Corbach, fought on 10 July between the Allied army, commanded by Field Marshal Prince Ferdinand of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1721-92), and the French, commanded by Victor-François, 2nd duc de Broglie (1718-1804), resulting in a French victory. Seven Years War (1756-63). Oriented with south-west to top.

  • Frederick Blomberg (active 1760) (draughtsman) [following on from title, in title panel:] Drawn on the Spot by Fred.k Blomberg Lieu.t 61.st Reg.t

  • Watermark: IHS [with a cross on the H], IVILLEDARY below

    Mark, stamped: 912

    Condition: seven fold lines; formerly folded to 13.6 x 8.3 cm; worn along fold lines. Verso: heavy surface dirt on outside panels of folds

  • Scale: 1:43,500 approx. Scale bar: Scale of 2 English Miles [74 mm =].

    29.8 x 34.5 cm (neatline)

    42.0 x 37.3 cm (image)

    33.7 x 48.2 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Position of the Allied and French Armies on July ye 20:th 1760. [in a different hand is added:] (at Sachsenhausen). [top, in rectangular panel]

    Additional text:

    [left, down left side of map, a key, A-I, K-Z, to the batteries and troop positions, and village names:] References to the Plan.

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Sachsenhausen, 20 July 1760.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top left, black pencil:] Sachsen[hausen]. (Verso) [top left, black pencil:] scribbles.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Sachsenhausen A drawn Plan of the position of the Allied and French Armies, on the 20.th of July 1760, at Sachsenhausen, by Lieut. Fred. Blomberg.

  • 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)

  • Subject(s)

    Sachsenhausen, Hesse, Germany (51°14'36"N 09°00'35"E)

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