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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland


List of British army at Hanau, 1743

State of His Majesty’s Brittish Forces Encampt near Hanau, July N.S. 1743 1743 or later

Pencil, pen, brown and red ink on one sheet of paper, folded to give four pages | 40.8 x 32.0 cm (image and sheet) | RCIN 728109

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Lists of the British horse, dragoon, foot and artillery regiments at Hanau, 26 July 1743. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48).

The returns are made for the Horse, Dragoons, Foot, and a Detachment of the Royal Regiment of Artillery with its Attendants. The returns include the numbers of sick, fit for duty of both men and horses, and give statistics under all ranks of officers, staff officers, rank and file for each named Horse and Dragoon regiment.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: VANDERLAY; Lion rampant in double circle, the word VRYHEYT within, crown above

    Mark, stamped: 335

    Condition: six fold lines; formerly folded in half to make a four-page leaflet, then folded to 10.7 x 8.0 cm, presumably for dispatch

  • 40.8 x 32.0 cm (image and sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    State of His Majesty’s Brittish Forces Encampt near Hanau, July N.S. 1743.

    Additional text:

    Detachment of the Royal Regiment of Artillery with it’s Attendants. [verso, two tabulations. The first, relating to the infantry, gives the Returns for the named fifteen regiments which were present and, for each, gives the number of officers, (and lists their ranks), staff officers (and lists their ranks, serjeants and drummers fit for duty, rank and file, and the numbers of dead, deserted, etc., in each regiment). The second tabulation gives the Returns for a detachment of the Royal Regiment of Artillery and attendants, including the Engineers]


    George III heading: State of the British Army near Hanau 26 July 1743.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [verso of folded document, top right, black pencil:] IX/27; [top right, red pencil:] 7/78; [on outer panel of original folded item, brown ink:] ‘State of the British Troops. / Hanau July 1743.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Hanau State of His Majesty's British Forces encamped near Hanau, 26 July 1743. MS. [The same entry appears under the heading Army.]

  • 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)


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