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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland


Hesse-Kassel, Frankfurt, Mainz and Hanau, 1743 1743 or later

Pen, ink and watercolour on paper | 1:174,500 approx. | RCIN 728111

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An outline map showing all the places where the Allied army were cantoned for the winter 1743. The area covered extends in a semi-circle north of the river Main between Mainz and Hanau, as far north as Kupern (Köppern 50°16'27"N 08°38'58"E). War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with north to top.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: Cropped: horn in shield surmounted by a crown; countermark: I Dockter

    Mark, stamped: 337

    Condition: five fold lines; formerly folded to 7.8 x 11.8 cm; small tears to two folds, left and right

  • Scale: 1:174,500 approx. Scale bar: Echelles des trois Lieux [83 mm =].

    18.4 x 47.6 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    No title


    George III heading: Cantonments on the River Mayn 1743.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Cantonment A drawn Plan of the Cantonments of the Austrian, British and Hannoverian Troops on the River Mayn in 1743. [The same entry appears under the heading Mayn.]

  • 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)

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

    Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany (49°59'03"N 08°16'44"E)

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

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