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Heinrich Ludwig Brönner (active 1735-79)

Encampment at Mainz, 1735

SITUATION VON MAYNTZ, / nebst denen / Teutschen und Frantzösischen Feld-Lägern, welche / An. 1735. bey dieser Stadt und hinter der Seltz geschla- / gen worden published 1735

Etching and engraving; printed on paper | Scale: not stated. 1:41,000 approx. | RCIN 727072

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A map of the encampment of the Imperial army on the left bank of the Rhine at Mainz in August 1735. War of the Polish Succession (1733-8). Oriented with south to top (compass rose).

The encampment, of Hanoverian, Prussian and Saxon troops, is placed in order of battle in two lines, commanded by the Franconian General Friedrich Heinrich Reichsgraf von Seckendorff (1673-1763), who was also Governor of Mainz.

  • Heinrich Ludwig Brönner (active 1735-79) (publisher) [top right, below title and text:] Franckfurt am Mayn, / bey Henrich Ludwig / Brönner / auf dem Pfarreisen, / M DCC XXXV.

  • Watermark: None

    Condition: seven fold lines; creased. Verso: surface dirt and discolouration to right half; surface dirt along fold lines on right half; bottom, left of centre: shadow and discolouration from the removal of Cumberland’s cipher label

  • Scale: not stated. 1:41,000 approx.

    39.2 x 54.5 cm (neatline)

    39.7 x 55.0 cm (image)

    40.7 x 55.6 cm (platemark)

    51.5 x 54.0 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    SITUATION VON MAYNTZ, / nebst denen / Teutschen und Frantzösischen Feld-Lägern, welche / An. 1735. bey dieser Stadt und hinter der Seltz geschla- / gen worden. [top right, in cartouche designed as a scroll, embellished with flags and halberds, engraved and letterpress text]

    Additional text:

    [top right, below title, in title cartouche, letterpress: a key, A-G, to the Imperial camp, commanded by General Seckendorff at Weisenau, 31 August; the German pontoon bridge which was ready for crossing by 30 August; the area where the enemy were foraging near the city in June and July; the French camp, commanded by the marquis of Bedreus near Stadecke; the French camp near Algesheim, commanded by General BelleIsle – both camps being broken up on 28 August; the island of Junge Aue on which there was an enemy (French) position where they had thrown up a redoubt; German stations in the Rhine district.]


    George III heading: Encampment near Mentz 31 August 1735.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [top right, faint black pencil:] 1735; [top right, black pencil:] B.b. 26. [the ‘26’ is written in lighter pencil]; [top right, black pencil:] 30; [bottom, left of centre, black pencil, in Mason's hand?:] 14; [bottom, left of centre, black pencil:] Mentz 1735; [right centre, red pencil:] 14; [top, right of centre, black pencil, erased:] Mentz.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Mentz Situation von Mayntz nebst denen Teutschen und Frantzosischen Feld Lagern welche 1735 bey dieser Stadt und hinter der Seltz geschlagen worden: bey H.L. Broenner, 1735. [The same entry appears under the heading Encampment.]

  • 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)

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