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J.F.C. Schilling (active 1737-67)

Map of Krefeld, 1758 (Krefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany) 51°20'00"N 06°34'00"E 1767

RCIN 732063

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This beautiful trompe l’oeil may have been a gift to George III as it includes an appeal to him to visit Hanover (bottom right). Prominent among the items which appear to be piled at random is a plan of Krefeld the site of an allied victory against the French. Schilling, who signed this drawing, was a captain in the Hanoverian army. King’s Military Map Collection Cat. 71