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Encampments at Homburg, 1762 PLAN des Camps aux deux Rives de L’Ohm et de la Lahn, depuis Homburg jusqu’a Wartzebach depuis le 15 Septembre jusqu’au 15 Novembre que la Paix / fût publiée occupès par L’Armée de sa Majeste Britannique commandée...

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Paese: Homberg an der Ohm, Hesse, Germany (50°44'00''N 09°00'00''E).
A map of the encampments of the Allied and French armies on the banks of the Lahn on 28 September 1762. Seven Years War (1756-63). Oriented with south-west to top (cardinal points). The geographical area covered is framed by a line running from Elmshausen (50°51'33''N 08°36'55''E) to Homberg (50°43'51''N 08°59'47''E), and from Mittelsimtshausen (50°56'18''N 08°42'05''E) to Langenstein (50°49'54''N 08°57'31''E). The name of each regiment is written to the rectangles representing their positions, except for those of the French army.Additional text: [top centre, below title, in title cartouche, describes the position of the piquets on the banks of the rivers Ohm and Lahn and the disposition of the troops comprising Wangeheims's, Granby's Reserve, and the main army. A key to the conventional signs representing the infantry, cavalry and artillery,and the colours representing Hanoverians (red), Brunswickians (yellow), Hessians (pale blue) and French (lavender) is drawn in a simple cartouche, bottom left.]Condition: six fold lines; formerly folded to 17.5 x 14.5 cm; surface dirt on both sides.
Pencil, ink and watercolour on paper; laid down on white silk; edged with green silk which has been stuck (not sewn) to the map and the silk backing ; Scale: 1:36,900 approx. ; RCIN 733066.a
Caratteristiche fisiche: Watermark: Fleur-de-lys in crowned shield, a ‘4’ suspending an upside down V and the letters VD L below; countermark: IV Mark, stamped: 957 Condition: six fold lines; formerly folded to 17.5 x 14.5 cm; surface dirt on both sides
Misure: Scale: 1:36,900 approx. Scale bar: Echelle d'une demie heure de Chemin, ou 3 mille pas Communs. [66 mm =]. 50.0 x 72.5 cm (image and neatline) 52.0 x 73.7 cm (sheet)Trascrizione: Manuscript title: PLAN des Camps aux deux Rives de L’Ohm et de la Lahn, depuis Homburg jusqu’a Wartzebach depuis le 15 Septembre jusqu’au 15 Novembre que la Paix / fût publiée occupès par L’Armée de sa Majeste Britannique commandée par S.A.S. Monseigneur le Duc Ferdinand de Bronsvic et de Lüneburg, et des Armées / reunies de la France sous les Ordres de Mess.rs les Marechaux Comte d’E’trée et Prince de Soubise telle qu’étoit la Disposition des deux Armées / Le 28 Septembre 1762. [top centre, in simple scrolled and curved cartouche] Additional text: [top centre, below title, in title cartouche, describes the position of the piquets on the banks of the rivers Ohm and Lahn and the disposition of the troops comprising Wangeheims's, Granby's Reserve, and the main army. A key to the conventional signs representing the infantry, cavalry and artillery,and the colours representing Hanoverians (red), Brunswickians (yellow), Hessians (pale blue) and French (lavender) is drawn in a simple cartouche, bottom left.] Annotations: George III heading: Encampments near Homberg, 15 Sep. - 15 Nov. 1762. Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom right, above old heading, black pencil:] Encampments near Homburg 15 Sep. – 15 Nov. George III catalogue entry: Homburg Plan dessiné des Camps aux deux rives de l’Ohm et de la Lahn, depuis Homburg jusqu’a Wartzebach depuis le 15 Sept.re jusqu’au 15 Nov.re occupés par l’Armée de Sa Majesté Britannique commandée par le Duc Ferdinand de Bronsvic; et des Armées reunies de la France sous les ordres des Marechaux Comte d’Etrée et Prince de Soubise, telle qu’étoit la disposition des deux Armées / Le 28 Sept.re 1762: par le Lieut. A.H. du Plat. [The same entry appears under the heading Encampment.]Provenienza: From the collection of military and naval maps and prints formed by George III (1738-1820)

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