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? George Augustus Schultz (active 1734-49)

Friedberg and Augsburg, 1704

PLAN du TERREIN / occupé par l’Armée des ALLIÉS à / Friedberg & Walfrehausen, / du 23: Juillet au 4 d'Aout. N:S: / Et celle de FRANCE et BAVIERE / à Augsburg. / 1704 1742 or later

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper | Scale: not stated. 1:45,000 approx. | RCIN 725033

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A map of the area between Friedberg and Augsburg showing the differences in terrain and the positions of the Allied army between 23 July and 4 August 1704. War of the Spanish Succession (1701-14). Oriented with west-north-west to top.

The attribution to Schultz is made on stylistic grounds. This map is probably a copy made by Schultz in the 1740s of a map made by military surveyors during the War of the Spanish Succession. The clear differentiation between low lying and probably damp terrain (indicated by short horizontal lines) and drier ground, and the limits of wooded areas, make this a valuable record of positions suitable for campsites in this area.

The area covered extends approximately from Oberhausen (48°23'36"N 10°52'52"E) in the north-west to Habershausen (Haberskirch 48°23'40"N 10°59'48"E) in the north-east, and from Innongen (Inningen 48°18'44"N 10°51'39"E) in the south-west to Otmeringe (Ottmaring 48°19'57"N 11°00'28"E) in the south-east. The encampments shown on this map also extend between Augsburg and Friedberg to Walfrehausen (Wulfertshausen 48°22'56"N 10°59'14"E).

  • ? George Augustus Schultz (active 1734-49) (draughtsman)

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

    Condition: one fold line. Verso: induced discolouration; top left: water-stained patch, shadow and ghosting from the removal of Cumberland's cipher label

  • Scale: not stated. 1:45,000 approx.

    29.8 x 36.8 cm (neatline)

    30.1 x 37.3 cm (image)

    36.6 x 45.7 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    PLAN du TERREIN / occupé par l’Armée des ALLIÉS à / Friedberg & Walfrehausen, / du 23: Juillet au 4 d'Aout. N:S: / Et celle de FRANCE et BAVIERE / à Augsburg. / 1704. [right, in rectangular panel]


    George III heading: Encampments at Friedberg and Augsburg 23 July - 4 August 1704.

    Other inscriptions: (Recto) [right, in title panel, the dates are added in a different hand, possibly that of Mason:] du 23: Juillet au 4 d'Aout. N:S:; [bottom right, cropped, black pencil:] 4; [top left, black pencil, cropped:] 5. (Verso) [bottom left, black pencil:] 102 [or is it 104]; [top left, black pencil, cropped and illegible: 1703?]; [bottom right, ink:] A.a. 18; [centre, red pencil:] 10.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Encampment Plan dessiné du Terrein occupé par l'Armée des Alliés a Friedberg et Walfrehausen depuis le 23.e Juillet jusqu'au 4 d'Aoust N.S. et celle de France et Baviere a Augsburg, 1704.

  • 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)

    Friedberg, Bavaria, Germany (48°21'24"N 10°59'04"E)

    Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany (48°22'00"N 10°53'00"E)