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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

Bureau d'Adresse, Galleries du Louvre : Paris

Battle of Fontenoy, 1745

RELATION / DE LA BATAILLE / DE FONTENOY, / Et de la Victoire que l'armée du Roy, commandée / par Sa Majesté, a remportée sur l'armée / des Alliez published May 1745

Letterpress text, pp. 281-295; signatures: A4, A4ij, A4iij, [blank], B4, B4ij, [blank], [blank] | 22.2 x 17.8 cm (sheet) | RCIN 729104.b

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Printed account of the background to, and actions during, the Battle of Fontenoy, 11 May 1745, fought between the French, commanded by Louis XV (1710-74) and Marshal Maurice of Saxony (1696-1750), and the Allied army, commanded by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland (1721-65), resulting in a French victory. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48).

See RCIN 729104.a.

  • Bureau d'Adresse, Galleries du Louvre : Paris (publisher) [bottom of page 295:] A Paris du Bureau d'adresse, aux Galleries du Louvre, / devant la ruë S. Thomas, le [29] May 1745.

  • Watermark: Four names, each in a rounded end rectangular cartouche: M [heart] DE MERCIER; B [heart] NORMANDIE; MOYEN; [the fourth is illegible: a date?]. Other sheets have an eagle.

    Condition: two fold lines; formerly folded to 11.0 x 9.0 cm. Verso: surface dirt and worn

  • 22.2 x 17.8 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    RELATION / DE LA BATAILLE / DE FONTENOY, / Et de la Victoire que l'armée du Roy, commandée / par Sa Majesté, a remportée sur l'armée / des Alliez.

    Printed title:

    No 24 [pages 281-295.] [top centre, above title]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Battle of Fontenoy 11 May 1745.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [bottom left, red pencil:] 9/36; [right, black pencil, erased, cropped and illegible.] (Verso) [verso of p. 295, on outer fold panel, ink:] N.11 / in His Roy.l H.s the Duke / of Cumberlands of the 13.t / June N.S. 1745.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Fontenoy Plan de la Bataille de Fontenoy, remportée le 11 Mai 1745, par l'Armée Francoise commandée par le Roy, sur celle des Alliés sous le Duc de Cumberland: par De Beaurain: avec une Relation de la Bataille, 1745. 4.to

  • 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)

    Fontenoy, Walloon Region, Belgium (50°34'03"N 03°28'24"E)

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