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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

WC (active 1743 or later)

Aix-la-Chapelle and Mainz, 1743 c.1743 or later

Pen, ink and watercolour on paper | Scale: not stated | RCIN 728084.a

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A map of the march routes of the British cavalry between Aix-la-Chapelle and Mainz, 1743. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). Oriented with north to top.

Other copies of this map, in different hands, are at RCINs 728085 and 728086. An outline map showing only the principal roads, coloured in ochre, and the main settlements along the way. Distances are indicated by short lines across the routes, representing the number of leagues, or lieues, between towns. An accompanying list by Robert Napier gives the stages of the march form the area around Maastricht on 11 May [1743] as far as Coblenz on the 31st with seven days' rest, at intervals, during the march.

  • WC (active 1743 or later) (draughtsman) [bottom left, inside neatline:] 1743 W.C.

  • Watermark: Lily in shield surmounted by a crown, the initials WR suspended by a ‘4’ with the countermark IV

    Mark, stamped: 312

    Condition: six fold lines; formerly folded to 13.0 x 10.5 cm

  • Scale: not stated

    34.1 x 45.0 cm (neatline)

    34.6 x 45.6 cm (image)

    36.4 x 47.5 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    No title

    Additional text:

    Explication / Les lignes qui traversent les Chemins / montrent les Lieues des distances, et / les petittes, les demies lieues. [bottom left, in rectangular panel]


    George III heading: March 1743.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom centre, red pencil, cropped:] 7/[?35].

    George III catalogue entry:

    March A drawn Plan of the March of the English Cavalry from Aix to Mentz by W.C. 1743: with a MS. List of the Stages from Maestricht to Coblentz by R. Napier.

  • Probably from the collection of military and naval maps and prints formed by Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland (1721-65), third son of George II; subsequently acquired by George III (1738-1820)


  • Subject(s)

    Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (50°46'35"N 06°05'00"E;)

    Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany (50°00'00"N 08°16'15"E)

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