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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

George Louis le Rouge (1707-93/4)

Battle of Dettingen, 1743

COMBAT / DE DETTINGEN / Du 27. Juin 1743. / Entre les Alliés de l’Empereur et / de la Reine d’Hongrie 1743 or later

Engraving and etching; printed on paper | Scale: 1:48,500 approx. | RCIN 728100

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A map of the camps and movements of the British and French armies before, during and after the Battle of Dettingen, 17-27 June 1743. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with south-west to top.

The map covers the banks of the Main from Seligenstadt (50°02'35"N 08°58'26"E) in the north-west to Aschaffenburg (49°58'37"N 09°09'07"E) in the south-east.

Another copy of this map, which does not appear to have been part of the original K.Mil. collection, is at RCIN 712518.

The Battle of Dettingen, in which the British defeated the French, was the last in which a British Monarch (George II, 1683-1760) took part, and the first in which William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, the King's third son, saw active service. Cumberland received a serious wound in the calf which was to trouble him for the rest of his life: a shot had left a hole ‘as big as a hen's egg and the extremities of some of the muscle which it had torn asunder in its passage were quite drove out of the wound’.

  • George Louis le Rouge (1707-93/4) (cartographer and publisher) [below title:] A PARIS / Chez le Sieur le Rouge Geographe du Roi / rue des Augustins vis a vis le panier fleuri

  • Watermark: Indistinct: three lines of letters/names?

    Condition: one fold line; faint brown discolouration

  • Scale: 1:48,500 approx. Scale bar: Une Lieue d’une heure de Chemin [137 mm =].

    25.4 x 33.5 cm (neatline)

    25.8 x 34.3 cm (image)

    27.0 x 34.9 cm (platemark)

    29.6 x 40.5 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    COMBAT / DE DETTINGEN / Du 27. Juin 1743. / Entre les Alliés de l’Empereur et / de la Reine d’Hongrie [bottom left, in rectangular panel]

    Additional text:

    RENVOY. [top right, in rectangular frame, an alphabetical key, A-I, K-S, to the positions of the British, Austrian, and Hanoverian camps and artillery, baggage, order of battle, etc., and to the French batteries and troop movements]


    George III heading: Battle of Dettingen 27 June 1743.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top left, black pencil:] 37; [top right, black pencil:] 29. (Verso) [bottom left, black pencil:] 13; [bottom right, black pencil:] 27 June 1743.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Dettingen Plan du Combat de Dettingen du 27 Juin 1743, entre les Alliés de l'Empereur et de la Reine d'Hongrie: chez le Rouge.

  • 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)

    Dettingen am Main, Bavaria, Germany (50°02'29"N 09°02'00"E)

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