1772 Demarcation of the City of Luxembourg

Demarcation

Nicolas de Jamez, Chief Engineer of the Fortress of Luxembourg, demarcated in 1772 the City of Luxembourg, during the reign of Her Majesty Maria Theresa of Austria, Duchess of Luxembourg which was one of her many titles. This might be related to the Cadastre thérésien of 1766.

Four maps in double copies were produced. Maps corresponding to the City of Luxembourg proper (CP-A-19, CP-A-20, CP-A-21) are referred as Ville de Luxembourg Maps (VL-Maps) and the markers as VL markers which are numbered from 1 to 75. The Bambësch map (CP-A-24) is referred as Limes Luxemburgensis Map (LL-Map) and the markers as LL markers which are numbered 1 to 94. Number are duplicated; for example, there is a VL-50 and as LL-50. A full set of the four maps is in the National Archives of Luxembourg (AN). One copy of the LL-Map is in the Luxembourg City archives: where are the remaining VD-Maps? in the Luxembourg City archives? The signature of Nicolas de Jamez appear in all the maps. The compass rose in the four maps turns west by about 14º; it might be due to magnetic declination.

Physical markers

Most LL markers have been located and photographed. Regarding the VL markers, there is only one unconfirmed finding as there is no description of how the look, if they contain an inscription or if they are numbered.

Stitched 1772 Demarcation of the City of Luxembourg

Individual maps

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Title and comments National Archives of Luxembourg Luxembourg City archives Map dates Map scales in toises From to places Joining coordinates
appr.
Markers range
VL: Ville de Luxembourg

LL: Limes Luxemburgensis
CP-A-19
Cartes des limites et séparations des juridictions de la ville de Luxembourg, avec la prévôté de ce nom et autres seigneuries, depuis Clausen jusqu'à Hollerich

08-1772 350 Clausen to Hollerich 1:
49.612458
6.145295

26:
49.597673
6.110968
VL 1-27
CP-A-21
Carte des limites et séparations des juridictions de la ville de Luxembourg avec la prévôté de ce nom et autres seigneuries, depuis Hollerich jusqu'aux Sept Fontaines, 1772

10-09-1772 300 Hollerich to Sept Fontaines 26:
49.597673
6.110968

45:
49.625131
6.103632
VL 28-45
CP-A-20
Carte des limites et séparations des juridictions de la ville de Luxembourg avec la prévôté de ce nom et autres seigneuries, depuis les Sept Fontaines jusqu'au parc de Mansfeld


08-1772 300 Sept Fontaines to Mansfeld 46:
49.629477
6.117652

75:
49.615392
6.145467
VL 46-75
LL-Map
CP-A-24

Carte particuliere des limittes et separation du Bambusch bois appartenant a la ville de luxembourg avec les abornemens qui ont ete faits aux mois de septembre et 8.bre 1772

Particular map of the limits and separation of the Bambësch forest belonging to the City of Luxembourg with the markings who have been made in the months of September and October 1772

The cardinal points at the edge of the map are written using the archaic French terms: Septentrion, Midi, Orient, Occident (north, south, east, west). There is an error: Orient, Occident are switched around.


Map Warper (more accurate):

LU I 10_8 fol 2
map
25-10-1772 400 Bambësch
(Limes Luxemburgensis)
45:
49.625131
6.103632

46:
49.629477
6.117652
VL 43-46
LL 1-94
CP-A-15
Carte topographique des limittes, des Bans des Villages de Merelle, de Eÿch, dans ce dernier sont Compris, Beggem, Doumeldange[,] Weimerschkirch, Weimerschhoff, ; dans laquelle Carte est aussi designé L'abornement fait en 1772 par les Justiciers et Echevins du Magistrat de la ville de Luxembourg
Map without date; probably 1772 or nearly after 600 VL 26-72
Ville et Forteresse de Luxembourg en 1794,
by Alfred Lefort.
Not related to the 1772 Demarcation.
Source of the 1794 map: Wikipedia

Any use of these maps must make a reference that they come from the National Archives of Luxembourg; for further information, contact them directly.

Photos notes


CP-A-19
Serial number 3
Markers range 1-27


CP-A-20
Serial number 4
Markers range 46-75 | 10 October 1772


CP-A-24
LL: Limes Luxemburgensis or Luxembourg Limites ? | 25 October 1772


CP-A-15
Part of the limits with the fortress. Click for higher definitions and comments.