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? Georg Josua du Plat (1722-95)

Settlements near Lippstadt, 1757 c.1757

Pen and ink on paper | Scale: not stated. Not to scale. | RCIN 732004.e

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A sketch of settlements and roads near Lippstadt, 1757. Seven Years War (1756-63). Oriented with south-east to top. 

The main settlements marked are: Delbrück, Verl, and Nienkircke (Neuenkirchen). The principal rivers are drawn but not named. This sketch has probably been copied from a small-scale printed map and used for planning the locations of stations of the troops.

  • ? Georg Josua du Plat (1722-95) (surveyor and draughtsman)

  • Watermark: Cropped: IV

    Mark, stamped: 802

    Condition: three fold lines; formerly pasted down to a paper backing, now removed leaving three patches of the backing

  • Scale: not stated. Not to scale.

    23.2 x 18.4 cm (image and sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    No title

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Encampments in Germany 1757.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Encampment 5 drawn sketches of Encampments in Germany in 1757. [The same entry appears under the heading Germany.]

  • 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)

    Lippstadt, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (51°40'00"N 08°21'00"E)

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