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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

HC Treu (active 1745)

Encampment at Mosbach, 1745

PLAN / Von der Situation des Lagers welches das De= / tachement von der Alliirten Armée unter S. Exel: / des Herrn Feldt March: Lieut: von Som[m]erfeldt in der Gegend / Mosbach genom[m]en [der] 26 Aug: 1745 1745 or later

Pen, ink and watercolour on paper | Scale: 1:21,600 approx. | RCIN 729152

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A map of the encampment of the Allied army (Austrian, Hanoverian and Dutch) at Mosbach, 26 August 1745. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with south-west to top.

This is another copy, in German, of the map at RCIN 729151 by J.C. Treu. The relationship, if any, between the two Treus is not known.

  • HC Treu (active 1745) (draughtsman) [bottom right of title cartouche:] H.C. Treu.

  • Watermark: IVILLEDARY

    Mark, stamped: 481

    Condition: four fold lines; formerly folded to 14.3 x 8.1 cm. Verso: brown ink spots; induced discolouration; bottom left, ghosting from the removal of Cumberland's cipher label: VOL. IV / 59

  • Scale: 1:21,600 approx. Scale bar: [74 mm =] 2000 Schritt.

    20.9 x 25.1 cm (neatline)

    21.1 x 25.3 cm (image)

    23.8 x 28.7 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    PLAN / Von der Situation des Lagers welches das De= / tachement von der Alliirten Armée unter S. Exel: / des Herrn Feldt March: Lieut: von Som[m]erfeldt in der Gegend / Mosbach genom[m]en [der] 26 Aug: 1745. [bottom left, in rococo cartouche]

    Additional text:

    [bottom left, a key A-I, K, to the locations of demolished French works, boat bridges, a bridgehead fortification begun by the French and augmented by the Allies, lines, batteries and encampments, together with a summary of the Dutch, Hanoverian, and Austrian men and batteries and the number of artillery pieces, and an explanation of the colours used to distinguish the troops.]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Encampment at Mosbach 26 August 1745.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top left, black pencil:] 52; [bottom right, black pencil, cropped?:] 44. (Verso) [top left, black pencil, erased:] Bibrich; [top right, black pencil:] A.c.A.2. 1745; [bottom right, black pencil:] 59 [sic, not ‘52’ as on recto]; [centre, red pencil:] 59.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Encampment Plan von der Situation des Lagers welches das detachement von der Allurten Armée unter des Feldt March. Lieut. von Somerfeldt in der gegend Mosbach genomen, 26 Aug. 1745: von H.C. Treu. drawn. [The same entry appears under the heading Mosbach.]

  • 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)

    Mosbach, Hesse, Germany (50°03'01"N 08°14'54"E)

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