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A woodcut showing the Emperor Maximilian in a triumphal chariot.
This large woodcut, over 2 metres in length, was originally planned as part of a huge printed frieze. The work, undertaken by a team of designers and woodblock cutters, was to show a triumph
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George III's Military Maps

A map of the Allied and French encampments and marches along the Rhine between 27 April and 27 July 1710. War of the Spanish Succession (1701-14). Oriented with north to top. 
The map covers an area extending along the Rhine from Ketsch (49°22'04"N 08
Map of the Rhine, 1710 ©

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Map of the Battle of Wilhelmsthal, 1762 (Wilhelmsthal, Hesse, Germany) 51°24'00"N 09°25'00"E©

The ‘King's Military Maps’ collection (usually abbreviated to ‘K.Mil.’) is a unique assemblage of more than 4,000 maps, plans and views of military and naval engagements from the mid-sixteenth century to the early nineteenth century. The material is both manuscript and printed, from fortification plans and maps of sieges, battles and route marches, through to rough operational field sketches compiled by military surveyors and draughtsmen, occasionally with accompanying manuscript journals.

The collection provides a contemporary account of primarily British involvement in theatres of war across the world, especially during the eighteenth century. There are particularly strong holdings of maps relating to the War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48), the Jacobite Rebellion (1745-6), the Seven Years’ War (1756-63), the American War of Independence (1775-83), and the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars (1792-1815).

The income from your ticket contributes directly to The Royal Collection Trust, a registered charity. The aims of The Royal Collection Trust are the care and conservation of the Royal Collection, and the promotion of access and enjoyment through exhibitions, publications, loans and educational activities.