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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

    S.G. DE BONNIVET (ACTIVE 1741-57)

    Map and order of battle of Hameln, 1741 (Hamelin, Lower Saxony, Germany ) 52°06'14"N 09°21'22"E


    Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper | Scale: 1:21,000 approx. | RCIN 728048

    A map of the encampments and orders of battle of Hanoverian and Hessian troops at Hamelin in October 1741. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with north-east to top (cardinal points).

    A map showing the encampments, on the east bank of the Weser, of the Hanoverians between Tündern (52°03'55"N 09°22'32"E) and the River Weser, and of the Hessians between Haacke (Hajen 52°00'00"N 09°26'14"E) and Grohne (Grohnde 52°01'04"N 09°25'08"E). The troops are camped in order of battle; each regiment is named, and the battalion and squadron rectangles appear to be coloured according to the uniforms. Cultivated land is indicated by lines representing tilled soil; rough grassland, typically on the river banks, is shown by a low tussock symbol. Major routes and settlements are shown, together with an indication of hedging or fencing. Relief is shown by long, fine hachures.

    Condition: no fold lines. Verso: surface dirt by black substance [soot?] on left.
    • S.G. de Bonnivet (active 1741-57) (draughtsman) [top right, below title, in title panel:] au Camp pres de Hamel Le 7et 8bre. 1741 / S G de Bonnivet.


    • Watermark: IV

      Mark, stamped: 277

      Condition: no fold lines. Verso: surface dirt by black substance [soot?] on left

    • Scale: 1:21,000 approx. Scale bars: masstab ein viertel eine Kleinen Teutschen Meile [73 mm =]; Echelle d'un quart d'une grande lieue d'Allemagne [91 mm =].

      20.0 x 39.5 cm (neatline)

      21.1 x 40.7 cm (image)

      25.6 x 44.8 cm (sheet)

    • Manuscript title:

      CARTE / de la Situation, et des deux Camps / d'une Partie des Trouppes Alemande / DE Sa Majesté Brittaniq: / et des Trouppes De / Hesse. [top, right of centre, in rectangular panel]


      George III heading: Orders of Battle at the Encampments near Hameln in 1741.

      Other annotations: (Recto) [bottom left, black pencil, the old heading?:] 1741. (Verso) [top left, red pencil:] 7/30; [top right, black pencil:] Order of Battle; [bottom right, black pencil, trimmed:] 1741; [top left, black pencil:] VIII/[1]3.

      George III catalogue entry:

      Hameln Carte dessinée de la Situation (et de l'Ordre de Bataille) des deux Camps d'une partie des Trouppes Allemandes de Sa Majesté Britannique et des Trouppes de Hesse (pres de Hameln en 1741) par S.G. de Bonnivet, 1741. [The same entry appears under the headings Order of Battle and Encampment.]

    • Subject(s)

      Hamelin, Lower Saxony, Germany (52°06'14"N 09°21'22"E)

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    • 23 May 2024