Rare separately issued plan of Winchester
By BAUR, F[riederick] W[ilhelm] , 1756
Sold

A Correct Plan of the City of Winchester the adjacent Parts with the Hessian Camp, by Order of his Excellency Lieutenant General Count Isenburg. Plan de la Ville & des Environs de Winchester avec le Comp des Trouppes Hessoises aux ordres S: Excellencie Monseigneur Le Lieutenant General Comte d’Isenburg.

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  • Author: BAUR, F[riederick] W[ilhelm]
  • Publication place: Winchester
  • Publisher: Printed and Sold at Willm. Haskolls Print Shop in the Church Yard, & to be had at the Printshops in London
  • Publication date: 1756.
  • Physical description: Broadside engraved plan, 'Price 1s' in manuscript, laid down.
  • Dimensions: 300 by 420mm (11.75 by 16.5 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 1350

Notes

The plan depicts Winchester and its environs with the Hessian Camp shown to the north east of the city. A great deal of the Hessian army had been shipped to southern England at the beginning of 1756, in order to counter the perceived threat of a French invasion. However, as the threat of invasion subsided they were sent back to Germany in order to counter the French advance upon Hanover.

The plan was prepared by Frederich Wilhelm von Bauer (1731-1783) a military engineer in the Hessian Army. Bauer was also responsible for a detailed plan of the battle of Wilhelmstahl of 1762.

OCLC only records two institutional examples: one in the British Library and the other in the Bavarian State Library.

Bibliography

  1. BLMC Maps CC.5.a.522
  2. OCLC No. 159899966.
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