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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

BL (active 1743)

Battle of Dettingen, 1743

PLAN / sur la Situation du Camp / de l'Armée des Alliés pres d'Aschaffenbourg / et sur la Bataille / qui s'est donnée le 27. Iuin 1743. / entre Eux et les François / aux environs de Dettingen c.1743

Engraving and etching; printed on paper | Scale: 1:23,000 approx. | RCIN 728101

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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 north-east to top (cardinal points show north to top).

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’.

The map covers the banks of the Main from Seligenstadt (50°02'35"N 08°58'26"E) in the north-west to Nelckheimer Hof (Nilkheimer 49°56'51"N 09°05'58"E) in the south-east. March routes and lines of fire from the batteries are shown.

  • BL (active 1743) (draughtsman) [bottom left, below edge of border:] B.L. delin.

    A Rheinhardt (active 1740s) (engraver) [bottom right, below edge of border:] A. Rheinhardt. Sc. Francof.

    Philippe Henry Hutter (active 1743-61) (mapseller) [bottom left, following on from title, in title panel:] Se vend chez Philippe Henry Hutter a Francfort sur le Maÿn.

  • Watermark: Indistinct, symbol surrounded by an olive wreath?

    Condition: four fold lines, worn along folds; small hole and waterstained patch in centre; brown discolouration

  • Scale: 1:23,000 approx. Scale bar: Maas Staab von einer Stund [140 mm =].

    25.1 x 37.9 cm (neatline)

    25.5 x 38.1 cm (image)

    25.8 x 39.6 cm (platemark)

    28.3 x 41.1 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    PLAN / sur la Situation du Camp / de l'Armée des Alliés pres d'Aschaffenbourg / et sur la Bataille / qui s'est donnée le 27. Iuin 1743. / entre Eux et les François / aux environs de Dettingen. [bottom left, in rectangular panel]

    Additional text:

    Explanation of the Letters // Explication des Lettres // Erklærung der Buchstaben. [top right, in three columns, in English, French and German, a key, A-I, K-S, to the positions of the camps, marches, and actions of the British and French armies before, during, and after the Battle of Dettingen]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Battle of Dettingen 27 June 1743.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [top left, red pencil, partly legible:] 7/7[?].

    George III catalogue entry:

    Dettingen Plan sur la Situation du Camp de l'Armée des Alliés pres d'Aschaffenbourg, et sur la Bataille qui s'est donnée le 27 Juin 1743 entre eux et les François aux Environs de Dettingen: par B.L., chez Hutter.

  • 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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