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Encampment at Rheinzabern, 1710

PLAN DU CAMP DE RHEINZABER / COMMANDÉ PAR S.E. MONSEIGNEVR LE / MARECHAL DE GRONFFELD: du 27: / juillet au ...1710 1710 or later

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper; laid down on coarse linen | Scale: 1:117,000 approx. | RCIN 726057

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A map of the encampment of the Allied army at Rheinzabern, under the command of Marshal Gronfeld, 27 July 1710. War of the Spanish Succession (1701-14). Oriented with south to top.

The map is centred on Rheinzabern, showing the western end of the encampment abutting Haina (Hayna 49°07'18"N 08°12'14"E), and the eastern end at Rheinzabern. The troops appear to be encamped in order of battle and the regiments are named. The following settlements are marked: Herxheimweihr (Herxheimweyher 49°09'09"N 08°15'18"E), Herdt (Hördt 49°09'56"N 08°19'35"E), Leimersheim (49°08'00"N 08°21'00"E), Lang Kandel (Kandel 49°04'58"N 08°11'49"E), Jockenheim (Jockgrim 49°05'56"N 08°16'04"E).

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: A crozier

    Mark, stamped: 139

    Condition: two fold lines, flattened; a tear, top left, has been repaired with a paper strip before the map was laid down on linen. Verso: top left, water-stained patch and shadow from the removal of Cumberland's cipher label

  • Scale: 1:117,000 approx. Scale bar: Echelle de 2 heures de Chemin [73 mm = ].

    35.1 x 48.1 cm (neatline)

    35.6 x 48.6 cm (image)

    36.6 x 49.6 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    PLAN DU CAMP DE RHEINZABER / COMMANDÉ PAR S.E. MONSEIGNEVR LE / MARECHAL DE GRONFFELD: du 27: / juillet au ... 1710. [top left, in rectangular panel]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Encampment at Rheinzabern 27 July 1710.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top left, black pencil:] 17; [top right, black pencil: two short lines, possibly the number ‘11’]; it is possible that the dates written in ink following the title have been written either by Mason, or by Schultz. (Verso) [bottom left, black pencil:] 4/116 [the ‘116’ is crossed out in black pencil]; [top right, ink, crossed out and obscured by white paper strip:] Rhine [bottom right, black pencil:] 1710; [bottom right, ink, obscured by linen backing:] 6.; [centre, red pencil:] 22; [centre, red pencil, an illegible number, crossed out in red pencil.]

    George III catalogue entry:

    Rhenzabern Plan dessiné du Camp de Rheinzaber commandé par le Marechal de Gronfeld su 27 Juillet 1710. [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)

    Rheinzabern, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany (49°07'05"N 08°16'41"E)