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The Rhine and Moselle rivers and parts of Italy

Heinrich Ludwig Brönner (active 1735-79)

Order of battle of the Imperial army at Philippsburg, Bruchsal, Ettlingen, Karlsruhe and Mannheim, 1735

Accurate / SPECIAL=CHARTE / der / Gegend des Rheins, / von / Ettlingen Carls Ruhe, / Philippsburg Bruchsal, bis Mannheim, etc published 1735

Etched and engraved map printed on two sheets of paper, joined; letterpress text printed on the same sheet as the map | Scale: 1:59,500 approx. | RCIN 727052

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A topographical map of the country east of the Rhine between Ettlingen in the south-west and Mannheim in the north-east, showing the lines, fortifications, and camps of the Imperial and French armies between 1733 and 1735. War of the Polish Succession (1733-8). Oriented with north-north-west to top (compass rose).

The order of battle of the Imperial army, under the command of Prince Eugène of Savoy and General Feld Marschall Hertzog von Würtemberg, comprises 166 squadrons and 84 battalions, and gives the names of the General Officers and regiments.

  • Heinrich Ludwig Brönner (active 1735-79) (publisher) [bottom right, inside neatline:] Franckfurt am Maÿn beÿ Heinrich Ludwig Brönner. MDCC.XXXV.

    Gustaf Friedrich Riecke (active 1734-5) (surveyor) [top centre, following on from title, in title cartouche:] Entworffen. / von G.F. Riecke. Fændrich. Sr / Hertzogl. Durch: zu Braun= / schweig und Lüneburg.

    Heinrich Jonas Ostertag (active 1711-49) (engraver)

    Bartol Anton Cöntgen (active 1735) (engraver) [bottom right, below edge of border:] Sculp. Mog. H. Ostertag et B. Cöntgen.

  • Watermark: Crozier; countermark, indistinct: the letters H M written one below the other

    Condition: fourteen fold lines; brown discolouration; wear along folds; top left corner missing. Verso: heavy surface dirt along folds; brown discolouration; bottom, right of centre, waterstained patch and fragments of paper from the removal of Cumberland’s cipher label

  • Scale: 1:59,500 approx. Scale bars: Mastab von 42000. Frantzösische Fus deren 14000 auf eine Stunde Weges oder ½ Meile gehen [214 mm =] 42000; [71 mm =] 1. Stunde Weges. Mastab von 16000. Schritte, Ieden zu 2½ Frantzos: Fus, deren Schritte 5600. auf eine Stunde Weges Gerechnet werden. [205 mm =] 16000 [64 mm =] 1. Stunde Weges.

    50.2 x 96.9 cm (image)

    51.5 x 98.9 cm (platemark)

    49.4 x 96.5 cm (neatline)

    52.0 x 99.7 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    Accurate / SPECIAL=CHARTE / der / Gegend des Rheins, / von / Ettlingen Carls Ruhe, / Philippsburg Bruchsal, bis Mannheim, etc.  [top centre, in oval cartouche, richly embellished with strap work, acanthus leaves, olive branch and the accoutrements of war]

    Additional text:

    Explication der vornehmsten Gegenden, so auf dieser Land = Charte befindlich. [bottom right, in rectangular panel with depiction of carved stone plinth, bottom left; letterpress, a key, 1-12, to the location of Prince Eugène's camp at Bruchsal until 26 August 1735, the new lines and inundations between Ettlingen and Ketsch, and the different forts, camps, lines of the Imperial and French armies, including the locations of old lines from 1707, and the movements of the Imperial army from 1733:]

    Additional text:

    Ordre de Battaille der Kaÿserl. u. Reichs Armèe Mense Iulii Ao: 1735. [top left, in cartouche representing beribboned, draped, fringed cloth:] [The detail of the order of battle is in letterpress. To the left of the order of battle is an engraved list of the Imperial regiments which had worked on the lines near Ettlingen and held the position there in 1734, together with a table, in letterpress, of the names of the regiments (with numbers of squadrons and battalions) of the Imperial army in camp at the siege of Philippsburg in 1734. The total numbers of squadrons and batallions is given in a note to the right.]


    George III heading: Country on the Rhine and Siege of Philipsbourg by the French in 1734; with the Order of Battle of the Imperial Army in July 1735.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top right, black pencil:] 3; [across the face of the map, black pencil, a ruled pencil line extending south-west from Mannheim. (Verso) [top right, ink, in Schultz's hand, partly erased and missing:] Germany …. ; [top right, black pencil, in Mason's hand?:] 20. [bottom right, black pencil, crossed out in black pencil:] XIX; [bottom, right of centre, black pencil, in Schultz's or Mason's hand, largely indistinct:] 4[?]

    George III catalogue entry:

    Rhine A Map of the Country on the right bank of the Rhine from Etlingen to Manheim, with the Siege of Philipsbourg by the French in 1734; and the Order of Battle of the Imperial Army under Prince Eugene in July 1735: by G.F. Riecke: published by Bronner, 1735. 2 sheets. [The same entry appears under the headings Order of Battle and Philipsbourg.]

  • 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)

    Philippsburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany (49°13ʹ54ʺN 08°27ʹ39ʺE)

    Bruchsal, Baden-Württemberg, Germany (49°07ʹ27ʺN 08°35ʹ52ʺE)

    Ettlingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany (48°56ʹ27ʺN 08°24ʹ27ʺE)

    Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany (49°00ʹ17ʺN 08°23ʹ09ʺE)

    Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany (49°29ʹ48ʺN 08°28ʹ46ʺE)