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S.G. de Bonnivet (active 1741-57)

Wehldorf and Seedorf, 1757

PLAN / de la marche du Camp / de Welstorff à Seedorff / de la Colonne du Centre / faite le 2me de Sebtemb: / 1757 1757 or later

Pencil, pen and ink on paper; laid down on linen | Scale: not stated | RCIN 732032

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A map of the march route of the centre column of George II's German troops from the camp at Wehldorf to the camp at Seedorf on 2 September 1757. Seven Years War (1756-63). Oriented with north-east to top (cardinal points). 

The map extends from Seedorf in the top left corner to Bruttendorff (Brüttendorf) in the bottom right corner. Wehldorf is just south of Bruttendorf and does not appear on this map.

  • S.G. de Bonnivet (active 1741-57) (draughtsman) [bottom of title panel:] S.G de Bonnivet.

  • Watermark: Pro Patria; countermark: C & I HONIG

    Mark, stamped: 821

    Condition: no fold lines; brown discolouration. Verso: foxing; top left, water-stained patch, fragments and shadow from the removal of Cumberland's cipher label

  • Scale: not stated

    23.0 x 40.5 cm (neatline)

    23.3 x 40.8 cm (image)

    24.8 x 40.8 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    PLAN / de la marche du Camp / de Welstorff à Seedorff / de la Colonne du Centre / faite le 2me de Sebtemb: / 1757. [bottom left in rectangular panel]


    George III heading: March from Welstorf to Seedorff 2 Sep. 1757.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top right, black pencil:] 17. (Verso) [bottom left, ink or black pencil, obscured by linen:] 47; [top right, ink, crossed out in red pencil, obscured by white paper strip:] March Route; [centre, red pencil, obscured by linen:] 47.

    George III catalogue entry:

    March Plan dessiné de la Marche de la Colonne du centre de l’Armée de Sa Majesté Britannique de Camp de Westorff a Seedorff faite le de 1757: par S.G. de Bonnivet. [The same entry appears under the headings Welstorf and Seedorff.]

  • 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)

    Wehldorf, Lower Saxony, Germany (53°14'00"N 09°17'00"E)

    Seedorf, Lower Saxony, Germany (53°21'00"N 09°14'00"E)

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