Joseph Mallord William Turner

Sketch Map of Moselle between Trier (Trèves) and Traben-Trarbach

1824

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 118 x 78 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D19567
Turner Bequest CCXVI 8 a

Catalogue entry

Here Turner has produced a sketch map of the Moselle between the ancient Roman city of Trier and the Traben-Trarbach in Germany. The map is continued on the opposite folio (Tate D19568; Turner Bequest CCXVI 9). The locations that this cataloguer has been able to transcribe are listed below, with an approximation of the real place names noted in brackets to the right of the transcription where necessary or possible.
From ‘Treves or Trier’ the towns and villages listed on the map include:
‘St Max’ (presumably referring to the church of St Maximin in Trier)
‘Pfalzel’ (Pfälzel)
‘Erag’ (Erang)
‘Ruer’
‘Kerch’ (possibly ‘Kirche’, the German for church)
‘Riol’
‘Merich’ (Mehring)
‘Tornich’ (Thörnich)
‘Delzheim’ (Detzem)
‘Pollik’ (Pölich)
‘Sichlig’ (Schleich)
‘Entch’ (Ensch)
‘Ober Clussenbach’ (Klüsserath)
‘Kolwerch’ (Köwerich)
‘Leuben’ (Leiwen)
‘Trittenheim’
‘Newmagen’ (Neumagen)
‘Pisport’ (Piesport)
‘Emmel’ and ‘Emmelen’ (Niederemmel)
‘Minheim’
‘Vinterich’ (Wintrich)
‘Kesten’
‘Lieser’ (Leiser)
Mulheim’ (Mülheim)
‘?Guss’ (?Kueser Plateau)
‘Andel’
‘Bornkas’ (Bernkastel)
‘Grach’ (Graach)
‘Welden’ (Wehlen)
‘Kloster[...]’
‘Alternach[...]’
‘Zeltingen | Rachtig’
‘Urzig’ (Ürzig)
‘Banhof’ (Ürzig Bahnhof)
Erden
‘Lisnich’ (Lösnich)
‘Kindle’ (Kindel)
‘Kinheim’
‘Wole’ (Wolf)
‘Traben’
‘Trarbach’

Alice Rylance-Watson
February 2014

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