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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland


Encampment at Kelsterbach, 1743

Champ de Battaile aupres De / Keltersbach 1743 or later

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper | Scale: not stated. 1:33,000 approx. | RCIN 728090

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A map of the encampment of the British and Austrian armies at Kelsterbach on 10 June 1743. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with south to top.

A sketch map showing the positions of the British and Austrian camps, in order of battle, south-west of Kelsterbach (the draughtsman has ‘Keltersbach’). The position of a camp of five British battalions the day before, 9 June, is indicated. The main roads to Hochst, Frankfurt, Darmstadt and Mainz are shown.

This sketch is similar in detail, except for place-name spellings, to RCIN 728088. A copy with more differences of detail is at RCIN 728089.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: J H & ZOON

    Mark, stamped: 318

    Condition: five fold lines; formerly folded to 9.9 x 7.3 cm. Verso: considerable induced discolouration

  • Scale: not stated. 1:33,000 approx.

    18.0 x 28.7 cm (neatline)

    18.2 x 29.0 cm (image)

    20.1 x 31.6 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Champ de Battaile aupres De / Keltersbach. [bottom right]

    Additional text:

    [bottom right, above title, a key, A, B, H, which identify the three armies: Austrian, British, Hanoverian.]


    Kelsterbach 10 June 1743.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [bottom right, outside neatline, in brown ink, in Schultz's hand:] Jun. 1743. (Verso) [bottom right, red pencil:] 7/61; [black pencil:] IX/[?].

    George III catalogue entry:

    Kelsterbach Plan dessiné de la Disposition de l'Armée Britannique et Autrichienne pres de Kelsterbach, le 10 Juin 1743.

  • 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)

    Kelsterbach, Hesse, Germany (50°04'00"N 08°32'00"E)

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