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The Rhine and Moselle rivers and parts of Italy

Anonymous

Rhine, 1735

POSTIRUNGS-CHARTE / Der am Rhein stehenden Kayserl. und Reichs-Armee Anno 1735 1735 or later

Etched and engraved map and letterpress text printed on the same sheet of paper; hand-coloured | Scale: not stated. 1:520,000 approx. | RCIN 727070

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A map, and letterpress text, of the stations of the Imperial army along the right bank of the Rhine in August 1735, giving the names of the regiments and the numbers of battalions or squadrons in each, at each place. War of the Polish Succession (1733-8). Oriented with north to top.

The map extends from Bingen (Bingen am Rhein 49°58ʹ00ʺN 07°53ʹ57ʺE) in the north-west to Ettlingen (48°56ʹ27ʺN 08°24ʹ27ʺE) in the south.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: Indistinct: coat of arms

    Condition: two fold lines; considerably cut down; bottom right, small hole; right, brown stain. Verso: brown discolouration along central vertical fold; top left, water-stained patch and shadow from the removal of Cumberland's cipher label

  • Scale: not stated. 1:520,000 approx.

    19.6 x 29.0 cm (image)

    17.1 x 28.6 cm (neatline)

    18.5 x 29.9 cm (platemark)

    22.5 x 32.4 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    POSTIRUNGS-CHARTE / Der am Rhein stehenden Kayserl. und Reichs-Armee Anno 1735. [top, above map border, letterpress]

    Additional text:

    [top centre, in cartouche depicting draped and fringed cloth, flanked by halberds and flags, a key, A-I, K-Z, 1-23, to the names of the regiments, and the numbers of battalions and squadrons in each, at each station.]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Cantonments on the Rhine in 1735.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom left, black pencil, cropped:] 16; [right of centre, red pencil:] 16.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Rhine Postirungs Charte der am Rhein stehenden Kayserl. und Reichs Armée, anno 1735. [The same entry appears under the heading Cantonment.]

  • 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)