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? Georg Josua du Plat (1722-95)

Map of Hastenbeck, 1757 (Hastenbeck, Lower Saxony, Germany) 52°04'44"N 09°25'07"E c.1757 or later

RCIN 732027

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This map shows the uneven terrain and fork of woodland that made the Battle of Hastenbeck so difficult to fight. Cumberland’s defeat at Hastenbeck, on the border of Hanover, was a severe blow, leaving the Electorate unprotected against France. Much of the Hanoverian administration and silver was evacuated to Britain. Cumberland subsequently signed a peace treaty with the French, much to George II’s fury. King’s Military Map Collection Cat. 70