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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

Anonymous

Encampment near Hanau and Frankfurt, 1743

Plan de la Situation du Main / depuis Hanau jusqu’ã Franckfurth, / comme les deux Armées sont campées 1743 or later

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper | Scale: not stated. 1:58,000 approx. | RCIN 728106.a

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A map of the Allied and French encampments on each side of the Main between 28 June and 8 August 1743. War of the Austrian Sucession (1740-48). Oriented with south to top.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: J HONIG

    Mark, stamped: 332

    Condition: four fold lines; formerly folded to 11.9 x 9.7 cm. Verso: surface dirt on central fold; induced discolouration.

  • Scale: not stated. 1:58,000 approx.

    22.4 x 36.6 cm (image and neatline)

    23.8 x 37.8 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Plan de la Situation du Main / depuis Hanau jusqu’ã Franckfurth, / comme les deux Armées sont campées. [top centre, in rectangular frame]

    Additional text:

    [bottom left, in rectangular frame, a key, A-C, to the camps of the French and Allied armies.]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Encampment near Hanau 28 June – 8 August 1743.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [bottom right, black pencil, erased:] X/[?]3. (Verso) [top left, black pencil, erased:] X/103.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Hanau Plan dessiné du Camp des Alliés depuis le 28 Juin jusqu'au 8 Aout 1743 entre Francfurt et Hanau. [The same entry appears under the heading Encampment.]

  • 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)

    Hanau am Main, Hesse, Germany (50"08'00"N 08"55'00"E)

    Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany (50°06'55"N 08°41'03"E)

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