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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

Kennedy (active 1743)

Braunau, 1743

Plan und Beschreibung der Affaire bey Braunau den 9. May 1743. so sich folgender massen zugetragen c.1743 or later

Pen, ink and watercolour on paper. Map trimmed to border and pasted down on to a sheet of paper. | Scale: not stated. 1:25,000 approx. | RCIN 728087

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A pictorial high oblique view, taken from the south, of the Austrian action which began the siege of Braunau (9 May-4 July 1743) until the Bavarian defender, Field Marshal Louis Frederick of Saxe-Hildburghausen (1710-59), surrendered. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with north to top.

A carefully and vividly coloured map with, top right, a vignette depicting four cherubs, three of whom hold aloft an oval portrait, possibly of the victorious Maria Theresa, Archduchess of Austria while the fourth plays two trumpets. The march routes of her Imperial army are shown by broad red-stippled lines, roads by narrow stipple lines.

  • Kennedy (active 1743) (draughtsman) [bottom left, inside neatline:] Kennedy F:

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys and Strasburg bend, the letters LVG below

    Mark, stamped: 315

    Condition: one central fold line; some foxing. Verso: bottom centre, water-stained patch from the removal of Cumberland's cipher label; ghosting from the label remains: VOL IV/4?; there is also some ghosting from the cipher label of another item resulting from this map of Braunau having been laid down on top of another map for some time - either in a portfolio or in a volume

  • Scale: not stated. 1:25,000 approx.

    42.1 x 39.3 cm (image)

    28.4 x 38.7 cm (neatline)

    48.0 x 55.9 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Plan und Beschreibung der Affaire bey Braunau den 9. May 1743. so sich folgender massen zugetragen. [bottom, outside border]

    Additional text:

    Als die Königliche Ungerische Armée unter com[m]ando Ihro Dürchl. Printz Carl von / Lothringen den 9. Maÿ 1743; in der früh um 6. Uhr zwischen Winckelheim und Prem- / -bach Colonen weis sich sehen liesse ... [bottom, below title, an extensive explanatory key to the actions and movements of the troops]


    George III heading: Action of Braunau 9 May 1743.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom centre, black pencil:] 41/; [bottom centre, black pencil, erased and partly legible:] [?] Braunau 1743 May 9; [centre, red pencil:] 41; [top right, erased:] 1743?; [bottom right, black pencil:] 16.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Braunau Plan und Beschreibung der Affaire bey Braunau den 9 May 1743 so sich folgender massen zugetragen: von Kennedy. drawn.

  • From the collection of military and naval maps and prints of Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland (1721-65), third son of George II; subsequently acquired by George III (1738-1820)


  • Subject(s)

    Braunau am Inn, Upper Austria, Austria (48°15'22"N 13°02'36"E)

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