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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

? Robert Napier (c. 1703-1766)

Battle of Dettingen, 1743

Situation of the Brittish Troops at the Battle of Dettingen according to the Returns given in by the Officers who commanded Regiments on that Day 1743 or later

Pencil, pen and ink on paper; laid down on linen | 20.0 x 31.9 cm (image and sheet) | RCIN 728102

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A diagram showing the positions of the British regiments at the Battle of Dettingen, 27 June 1743. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48).

The tentative attribution to Robert Napier is made on stylistic grounds. Documents such as this would have formed part of the compilation material for drawing up the more detailed retrospective battle plans.

  • ? Robert Napier (c. 1703-1766) (draughtsman)

  • Watermark: C & I HONIG

    Mark, stamped: 327

    Condition: two fold lines; surface dirt. Verso: some brown discolouration

  • 20.0 x 31.9 cm (image and sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Situation of the Brittish Troops at the Battle of Dettingen according to the Returns given in by the Officers who commanded Regiments on that Day

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Battle of Dettingen 27 June 1743.

    Other inscriptions: (Recto) none. (Verso) [top left, black pencil:] IX/22; [bottom right, red pencil:] 7/74 [the ‘74’ is struck out in black pencil]; [bottom right, black pencil:] IX/22.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Dettingen A drawn Plan of the Situation of the British Troops at the Battle of Dettingen, 27 June 1743, according to the Returns given in by the Officers who commanded Regiments on that day.

  • 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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