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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

Edward Owen (active 1732-1771)

Battle at Rottofreno, 1746

The London Gazette / EXTRAORDINARY. / Published by Authority. / Whitehall, August 15, 1746. / Yesterday in the Evening arrived a Messenger dis- / patch’d by Mr. Villettes, his Majesty’s Minister at / the Court of the... c.1746

Letterpress printed on paper | 28.1 x 17.0 cm (image and sheet) | RCIN 730062.a

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An account of the Battle of Tidone (also known as the Battle of Rottofreno), 10 August 1746. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48).

This printed account accompanies the manuscript map of the battle at RCIN 730062.b. Both items were formerly kept in a rough buff wrapper 51.5 x 31.6 cm [folded size] on which was written the old heading, in black ink the nos '556-557' [stamped nos on the items] and, in a modern hand hand: & 62a CMB Nov '86 [i.e. 1986.]

  • Edward Owen (active 1732-1771) (printer) [bottom of verso:] Printed by E. Owen in Warwick-Lane. 1746.

  • Watermark: Indistinct: bird in circle?

    Mark, stamped: 557

    Condition: no fold lines; right and bottom edges trimmed

  • 28.1 x 17.0 cm (image and sheet)

  • Printed title:

    The London Gazette / EXTRAORDINARY. / Published by Authority. / Whitehall, August 15, 1746. / Yesterday in the Evening arrived a Messenger dis- / patch’d by Mr. Villettes, his Majesty’s Minister at / the Court of the King of Sardinia, with Letters to / his Grace the Duke of Newcastle, containing the fol- / lowing Accounts of the total Defeat of the French / and Spanish Forces on the 10th Instant, N. S. up- / on the River Tidone, and of the Surrender of / Placentia.

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Battle of Tidone 10 Aug.t 1746.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Tidone Plan dessiné de la Bataille gagnée par l’Armée Imperiale sur l’Armée de France et ses Alliés, sur la Riviere de Tidone pres de Plaisance, le 10 Aoust 1746. (with a Copy of the London Gazette containing an account of the Battle.)

  • 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)

    Emilia-Romagna (Italy) 45°03'26"N 09°32'51"E and Tidone, river.

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