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The Rhine and Moselle rivers and parts of Italy

Anonymous

The Rhine, Ettlingen and Mühlberg, 1735

Ranvoy / des lignes depuis le Rhein jusqu’au Som= / merberg qui est la premiere hauteur de la / forest noire et de la par la dite forest jus= / qau mittelberg 1735 or later

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on two sheets of paper, previously joined; laid down on coarse linen | Scale: 1:21,400 approx. | RCIN 727066

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A topographical map of the Imperial fortified lines between Mühlberg and to the south of Ettlingen, 1735. War of the Polish Succession (1733-8). Oriented with west to top (cardinal points).

This is a rough sketch showing the same details as the map at RCIN 727065; it is possible that it is by Schultz, but in a very rough and hurried hand.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: None visible

    Mark, stamped: 252

    Condition: at least ten fold lines; very creased; surface dirt; bottom right corner cut off. Verso: substantial brown discolouration

  • Scale: 1:21,400 approx. Scale bar: [158 mm =] 1000 frantz: Schahe?

    37.8 x 92.4 cm (neatline)

    39.3 x 105.0 cm (image)

    40.6 x 105.7 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Ranvoy / des lignes depuis le Rhein jusqu’au Som= / merberg qui est la premiere hauteur de la / forest noire et de la par la dite forest jus= / qau mittelberg [top right, above border]

    Additional text:

    [right, down right side of map, below title, a key, 1-36, giving a description of the strength of the redoubts, etc., along the fortified lines, and other observations about the terrain; the key is continued, top left, in a rectangular panel, a continuation of the key, 37-63; bottom, below border, a further continuation of the key, 64-82.]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Lines on the Rhine in 1735.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [top, centre, obscured by linen backing, black pencil, indistinct.]

    George III catalogue entry:

    Lines A rough Sketch of D.o [i.e. of RCIN 727065.]

  • Probably 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)

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

    Mühlberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany (49°00ʹ46ʺN 08°21ʹ33ʺE)