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Trier, 1704-5

Grundt Ris der Stadt TRIER / sambt. der Linie so Aō.1704 durch / die Allyrten angefangen und / 1705 vollendet 1705 or later

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper | Scale: 1:5,200 approx. | RCIN 725044

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A map of the town and environs of Trier, showing the siegeworks of the Palatinate and Westphalian army commanded by Lieutenant-General Aubach who abandoned the siege in 1705. War of the Spanish Succession (1701-14). Oriented with west-north-west to top.

This map has been removed from a volume, made about 1719 or later, of manuscript maps and plans of sieges. Other maps, perhaps in a different hand but, apparently from the same volume, are scattered throughout the collection: RCINs [724061], [724090], 725007, 725009, 725011, 725013, 725021, 725023, 725027, 725030, 725032, 725041, 725045, 725047, [725055], 725074, 725087, 725098, 726007, 726014, 726022, 726041, 726045, 726053, 726065, 726073, 726080, 726086, 726090, 727004, 727007, 727011, 727013, 727014.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys in crowned shield, the figure 4 suspending the letters WR below

    Mark, stamped: 83

    Condition: one fold line; gilt edge, bottom. Verso: remains of guard; induced discolouration

  • Scale: 1:5,200 approx. Scale bar: Maastab von 100 Ruthen Rein: [72 mm =].

    41.2 x 58.2 cm (neatline)

    42.0 x 58.9 cm (image)

    51.2 x 68.4 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Grundt Ris der Stadt TRIER / sambt. der Linie so Aō.1704 durch / die Allyrten angefangen und / 1705 vollendet. [top right, in rectangular panel]

    Additional text:

    [below title, in title panel, a key, A, b-f, G-H, to the the lines, redoubt on the island, old bridge and ship bridge, etc.]


    George III heading: Treves taken by the Allies Oct. 1704.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top right, black pencil:] 29 Oct.r 1704. (Verso) [bottom, right of centre, red pencil:] 4/51 [and, black pencil, erased:] V/[?]

    George III catalogue entry:

    Treves Grundt Ris der Stadt Trier sambt der Linie so A.o 1704 durch die Allyrten angefangen und 1701 [sic] vollendet. (A drawn Plan of Treves taken by the Allies 29 Oct.r 1704).

  • 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)

    Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany (49°45'20"N 06°38'21"E)