Plan of the French camp near Turckheim on the Rhine

1743 

Camp de la Reserve de M. le Marquis de Montal de l’Armee de M. le Marechal de Noailles. Mai 1743.

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  • Publication date: 1743
  • Physical description: Manuscript plan with original hand-colour, dissected and mounted on linen.
  • Dimensions: 310 by 370mm (12.25 by 14.5 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 2737

Notes

Plan of the French camp near Turckheim on the Rhine, 4th June 1743, during the War of Austrian Succesion.

The plan shows the French army just a few weeks before their defeat by the British at the Battle of Dettingen. A key to the lower left gives details upon the composition of the French army. 

Provenance

From the Library of the Dukes of Luynes.

Charles Louis d’Albert de Luynes (1717–1771) was a French nobleman and member of the House of Albert. He was the fifth Duke of Luynes as well as Duke of Chevreuse.

He took part in the war in 1733 in the War of the Polish Succession. He also took part in campaigns in 1735 and 1745, the latter in the War of the Austrian Succession, and was injured in combat at Sahay at the head of the Dragoons. He participated in the attack of Prague in 1742, and also assisted in various sieges and battles of the era.

In 1754, he was created a Colonel General of the Dragoons. From 1757 to 1771, he was the Gouverneur de Paris (Military governor of Paris), an ancient and prestigious rank representing the king in the capital. He also was created a Knight of the Order of the Holy Spirit at Versailles on 2 February 1759.

He died in Paris in his Hôtel. He was buried at the Chapelle de Saint Jean l’Évangeliste at the Église Saint-Sulpice, Paris.