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War of the Austrian Succession (1740-8)

Includes much of the mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, as Captain General of the British army


Aschaffenburg, 1743

Carte des Environs / d’Aschaffenburg

1743 or later

Pencil, pen, ink, and watercolour on paper | Scale: not stated. Not to scale. | RCIN 728091

A map of the environs of Aschaffenburg showing the disposition of the British and French troops on 26 June 1743. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with south to top. The date of 26 June 1743 for the content of this map is taken from the old catalogue entry.

The villages of Obernaw (Obernau 49°56'13"N 09°07'54"E), Nulckheim (Nilkheim 49°56'51"N 09°05'58"E), and Leidra (Leider 49°58'32"N 09°07'15"E) are indicated. A rough sketch with stylised cartography: agricultural land is shown by brown ruled lines at various angles indicating ploughed land. A proposed new road is drawn to the west of Aschaffenburg.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: Horn in shield, crown above, the letters GR, suspended by a ‘4’ below; countermark: HR

    Mark, stamped: 319

    Condition: eight fold lines; unevenly trimmed; some brown stains. Verso: brown stains; induced discolouration

  • Scale: not stated. Not to scale.

    20.5 x 41.2 cm (image)

    25.8 x 45.0 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Carte des Environs / d’Aschaffenburg [left]

    Additional text:

    [left, below title, a key, a-i, k-m, to the letters on the map; right, a numerical key, 1-4, indicating the dispositions of four companies of Guards, 200 Dragoons, Hussars, and the Hussars, Horse & Foot of the Enemy.]


    George III heading: Disposition of the British Army near Aschaffenburg 26 June 1743.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Aschaffenburg Carte dessinée des Environs d’Aschaffenburg, avec la Disposition de l’Armée Britannique le 26 Juin 1743.

  • Subject(s)

    Aschaffenburg, Bavaria, Germany (49°58'26"N 09°08'57"E)

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  • 14 March 2024