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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


    Order of battle of Hanoverian troops at Hameln, 1741 (Hamelin, Lower Saxony, Germany) 52°06'14"N 09°21'22"E


    Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper | 17.1 x 29.9 cm (image and sheet) | RCIN 728049

    An order of battle of the Hanoverian troops at the camp at Hamelin in October 1741. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48).

    The General Officers are Lieutenant-Generals Büsch and Sommerfeldt; Major-Generals Launay, Ilten, Drüchleben. The regimental rectangles are coloured in yellow for the infantry and red for the cavalry. Each regiment is named: Pontpietin, Adelepsen, Leib Regiment, Gardes, Camper, Drüchleben, Schülenburg, Krueg, Block, Böselager, Bothmer, Sommerfeldt, Mellevil, Bremer, Hammerstein, Büsch. The artillery is in the rear.

    General Jacques de Ponpietin (1668-1756) was a Braunschweigisch-Lünebergischer general (CERL Thesaurus).

    Condition: two fold lines; unevenly trimmed.
    • Anonymous (cartographer)


    • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys

      Mark, stamped: 278

      Condition: two fold lines; unevenly trimmed

    • 17.1 x 29.9 cm (image and sheet)

    • Manuscript title:

      Ordre de Bataille du Camp de Hamelln. / [under the command of] General de Cavallerie Du Pontpietin


      George III heading: Order of Battle at Hameln 1741.

      Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [top right, black pencil:] Order of Battle.

      George III catalogue entry:

      Hameln Ordre de Bataille du Camp de Hameln, sous le General du Pontpietin en 1741. MS. [The same entry appears under the heading Order of Battle.]

    • Subject(s)

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

    Page revisions

    • 23 May 2024