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FROM THE ROYAL MILITARY LIBRARY OF KING ERNEST AUGUSTUS OF HANOVER

European armies.

L'ÉTAT GÉNÉRAL DES TROUPES HANNOVRIENNES, PRUSSIENNES, SAXONNES ET DE CELLES DE FRANCE DE L'ANNÉE 1750
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FROM THE ROYAL MILITARY LIBRARY OF KING ERNEST AUGUSTUS OF HANOVER

European armies.

L'ÉTAT GÉNÉRAL DES TROUPES HANNOVRIENNES, PRUSSIENNES, SAXONNES ET DE CELLES DE FRANCE DE L'ANNÉE 1750
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 3,500 GBP
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European armies.

L'ÉTAT GÉNÉRAL DES TROUPES HANNOVRIENNES, PRUSSIENNES, SAXONNES ET DE CELLES DE FRANCE DE L'ANNÉE 1750

Mid eighteenth-century French manuscript, being a coloured tabular comparison of the French army with those of Great Britain, Prussia and Poland, recording the composition of the horse guards, cavalry regiments, grenadier guards, dragoons, foot soldiers, infantry, hussars, "cuirassiers", musketeers, etc.,  their uniforms indicated with coloured ink in three or four columns ("robes"; "vestes"; paremens"; "doublure"), with separate titles to each section: "L'État des Troupes Electorales de sa Majesté le Roi de la Grande Bretagne" (5 pages); "[...] de sa Majesté le Roi de Prusse, Electeur de Brandenbourg..." (10 pages); "[...] de sa Majesté le Roi du Pologne..." (6 pages); and "L'État des Troupes de France de l'année 1750" (60 pages), giving more detailed information about the French Army ("Maison du Roi", French and foreign infantry, "Infanterie des Troupes-légères", the French and foreign cavalry, and their regimental colours, standards etc), written in brown ink, the titles underlined in green ink, decorative title-page with standards and weapons, with deletions and alterations, 82 pages, folio, near contemporary half calf (c.1777), German lettering-piece to spine, tear with paper-loss to lower right corner of title, affecting possibly the author or owner's name ("...mann"?)
[together with:] three supplementary unbound coloured tables, recording similar details of "Der sammtl[ichen]  Koenigl[ichen]. Grosse-Brittan[ischen] und Chur-Hannövr[ischen] Armée", 1 page (39 x 33.5cm), "État des Trouppes De Sa Majesté Brittanique...", 1 page (c.20.5 x 32cm), and "État des Trouppes de son Altesse...Le Suc de Bronsuic", 1 page (12 x 20.5cm), all 1755


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Provenance

bookplate recording the gift of the volume (among others) by J.C Reich, 1773

Catalogue Note

An attractive and detailed French survey of European armies on the eve of the Seven Years' War.

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