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War of the Austrian Succession (1740-8)

Includes much of the mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, as Captain General of the British army


Aix-la-Chapelle and Mainz, 1743

March=Route / von Aix biß Mainz

c.1743 or later

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper | Scale: not stated. 1:417,000 approx. | RCIN 728085

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

Other copies of the map, in different hands, are at RCINs 728084.a. and 728086.

The date of the content is given by reference to RCIN 728084.a and from the George III catalogue entry. The tentative attribution to Hancko is made on stylistic grounds.

This map shows the same information as RCIN 728084.a. 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; half a line across the route indicates half a league. An accompanying list by Robert Napier, at RCIN 728084.b, 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.

  • ? François Hancko (active 1741-8) (draughtsman)

  • Watermark: Horn in shield above the initials VDL, the whole surmounted by a crown and, to the left, the initials GR below a crown

    Mark, stamped: 313

    Condition: seven fold lines; trimmed; formerly folded to 13.7 x 8.1 cm

  • Scale: not stated. 1:417,000 approx.

    28.9 x 44.9 cm (image and sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    March=Route / von Aix biß Mainz [bottom left]


    George III heading: March 1743.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [bottom left, below title, black pencil, erased:] 1743. (Verso) none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    March March-Route von Aix biss Maintz, 1743. drawn.

  • 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)

Page revisions

  • 14 March 2024