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War of the Austrian Succession (1740-8)

Includes much of the mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, as Captain General of the British army


Encampment near Speyer, 1743

CAMPS / des Alliés près / Speyer. / 1743


Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper; pasted down on thin card | Scale: 1:62,000 approx. | RCIN 728127

A sketch of the encampment of the Allied army near Speyer from 27 September to 11 October 1743. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with north-north-west to top. The attribution to Schultz is made on stylistic grounds and by reference to the old catalogue entry. A rough sketch of the encampments west of Speyer and west of Otterstat (Otterstadt 49°22'19"N 08°26'52"E). The camp at Speyer extends south-west to Harthausen (49°17'39"N 08°20'42"E) and Heiligenstein (49°16'59"N 08°23'30"E), a distance of about 6 km. This sketch would have formed part of the compilation materials for RCIN 728103. Condition: no fold lines; brown discolouration to both sides.
  • George Augustus Schultz (active 1734-49) (surveyor and draughtsman)

  • Map: a wreath with a crown within and the letters GR. Mount: fleur-de-lys in shield, a ‘4’ and the letters L V G below.

    Mark, stamped: 350

    Condition: no fold lines; brown discolouration to both sides

  • Scale: 1:62,000 approx. Scale bar: ¼ de Lieüe.

    14.3 x 19.1 cm (image and neatline)

    15.1 x 21.3 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    CAMPS / des Alliés près / Speyer. / 1743.


    George III heading: Encampments near Spire 27 Sept.r - 11 Oct.r 1743.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Encampment Plan dessiné des Camps des Alliés pres de Speyer depuis le 27 jusqu’au 11 1743, [in red ink:] par M.r Schultz. [The same entry appears under the heading Spire.]

  • Subject(s)

    Speyer, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany (49°19'47"N 08°25'40"E)

Page revisions

  • 14 March 2024