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Nevil Tatton (active 1744-75)

Encampment at Eft, 1705

A PLAN / of the INCAMPMENT of / the Army / Commanded by his Grace the Duke of / Marlborough / at Esft, the 10 of June 1705 / with / Part of the Country about it 1745 or later

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper | Scale: 1:22,000 approx. | RCIN 725046

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A map of the encampment of the Allied army, commanded by John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough (1650-1722), at Eft on 10 June 1705. War of the Spanish Succession (1701-14). Oriented with south to top.

The draughtsman of this map, Nevil Tatton, made maps of encampments of the Allied army in Flanders in 1745 or later during the war of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). See RCINs 729077, 729078 and 729081. In this instance, he was probably copying an earlier map made about 1705 and may have made it at the same time as the Flanders maps.

The map covers the area approximately from Langer (near Schengen 49°28'18"N 06°21'57"E) in the north-west to Hellendorf (49°28'56"N 06°27'27"E) in the north-east, and from Sirck (Sierck-les-Bains 49°26'23"N 06°21'38"E) in the south-west to Tentin (Tunting) west of Mandern (Manderen 49°27'00"N 06°26'21"E) in the south-east.

  • Nevil Tatton (active 1744-75) (draughtsman) [bottom right, below title panel, outside border:] N: Tatton.

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys; countermark: IV

    Mark, stamped: 85

    Condition: one fold line; top right corner cut off; a small tear, top centre, repaired with paper strip pasted to verso. Verso: induced discolouration

  • Scale: 1:22,000 approx. Scale bar: A Scale of 2000 common Paces [69 mm =].

    30.4 x 35.3 cm (neatline)

    31.0 x 35.9 cm (image)

    33.5 x 38.9 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    A PLAN / of the INCAMPMENT of / the Army / Commanded by his Grace the Duke of / Marlborough / at Esft, the 10 of June 1705 / with / Part of the Country about it. [bottom right, in rectangular panel]


    George III heading: Encampment at Esft 10 June 1705.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [centre, red pencil:] 18.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Encampment A drawn Plan of the Encampment of the Army commanded by the Duke of Marlborough, at Esft near Sierque on the Moselle, the of June 1705; with part of the Country about it: by N. Tatton. [The same entry appears under the heading Esft.]

  • 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)

    Eft, Saarland, Germany (49°28'35"N 06°26'48"E)